Now that the CBA has been ratified, the Steelers made several signings official and released several players for the needed roster spot. It was officially announced that cornerback William Gay, nose tackle Chris Hoke, running back Mewelde Moore and punter Daniel Sepulveda have all been re-signed to one-year deals as unrestricted free agents. Unrestricted tight end John Gilmore signed his one-year contract and long snapper Greg Warren, also an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year deal. It was officially announced that quarterback Dennis Dixon signed his one-year restricted free agent tender contract.
To make room on their roster, the Steelers released offensive tackle Joshua Harrison, quarterback Chris Dieker, long snapper Derek Chard and punter Aaron Bates. The team has also placed offensive lineman Dorian Brooks on the Exempt/Left Squad List and linebacker Erik Clanton on the Waived/Injured List.
Also signed to the roster on Thursday was lineman John Malecki.