Steelers Trim Roster to 53 From 75 With Final Cuts


Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown (15), Steelers wide receiver J.D. Woods (17), and Steelers wide receiver Kashif Moore (19) stand on the field prior to the Steelers game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers trimmed their roster from 75 to 53 today when they released the following players according to Bob Labriola of the team’s website:

WR Kashif Moore

WR Justin Brown

WR/SB/KR Reggie Dunn

TE Nathan Overbay

TE Jamie McCoy

OL Joe Long

OL Joe Madsen

OL Mike Golic, Jr.

OL Chris Hubbard

RB Alvester Alexander

RB Jonathan Dwyer

DE Brian Arnfelt

NT Alameda Ta’amu

LB Alan Baxter

LB Marshall McFadden

LB Terence Garvin

LB Brian Rolle

CB Devin Smith

CB Terry Hawthorne

CB Josh Victorian

S Ross Ventrone

P Brian Moorman

As far as reactions go, I would have to believe that recent draft picks/UDFAs such as Ta’amu, Arnfelt, Hawthorne, and Brown would be added to the team’s practice squad.  Moreover, I tip my cap to Drew Butler for beating out Brian Moorman and Felix Jones for sending Jonathan Dwyer out of town.

In addition, I also thought that Brian Rolle and Marshall McFadden would be able to beat out Kion Wilson, but Wilson and rookie Vince Williams both edged him out due to their special teams play.  I was also surprised that the Steelers kept veteran Guy Whimper over Joe Long, but it looks like Whimper will be the team’s seventh/eighth offensive lineman this fall along with John Malecki.  Credit must also go to Isaiah Green who beat out Victorian, Hawthorne, and Smith to boot.

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