Steelers Have Waived G Justin Cheadle From Injured Reserve

According to the Tuesday official NFL transactions release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived guard Justin Cheadle from their injured reserve list.

Cheadle, who ended the 2012 season on the Steelers practice squad, was reportedly having a good 2013 training camp prior to suffering a serious hamstring injury during practice in the middle of August. That injury led to him being waived injured and he reverted back to the Steelers reserve injured list after clearing waivers.

Cheadle played a total of 35 snaps during the preseason opener against the New York Giants and he saw time at both right guard and center. While he wasn’t a lock to make the Steelers 53 man roster, he more than likely would have made the practice squad had he stayed healthy.

Cheadle will now become a free agent assuming he clears waivers.

  • JohnnyV1

    This sounds like a cost cutting move, correct. Keeping him on injured reserve pays him the minimum salary (per week) for a player of his experience level. Waiving him, with some sort of injury settlement means the team no longer pays him his weekly salary. Correct? And does this preclude the team from re-signing him to the practice squad should he clear waivers?

  • SteelersDepot

    nothing more than getting off the payroll now that he is healthy.

  • gene mann

    Could we have use this guy on the PS

  • steeltown

    I guess this makes sense, now that we have Valesco and Cody Wallace on roster and of course Hubbard on the PS and Embernate on IR and Beachum can seemingly play all the interior positions as well.

    We need some more young Tackles that have potential

  • steeltown

    Maybe but we have Hubbard there.. and now we have Cody Wallace and Valesco on roster both can seemingly play all 3 interior positions