Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them.
Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy one in order to give him a chance to catch on elsewhere. Danny Smith gave So’oto a lot of opportunities on special teams as he played 44 snaps in the first three preseason games.
Jordan Dangerfield – Like So’oto, Smith gave Dangerfield 44 snaps on special teams to earn respect. On defense Dangerfield represented himself fairly well in the 45 snaps that he played, so he might just have a tiny chance to catch on elsewhere.
Kashif Moore – After spending the 2013 season on the Steelers practice squad, it looks like Moore’s time has now run out in Pittsburgh. The Connecticut product played all of 17 snaps during the preseason and had just one reception.
C.J. Goodwin – A shoulder injury suffered during training camp certainly didn’t help Goodwin’s chances of making the practice squad this year. On top of everything else, he failed to play a single snap on offense during the preseason.
Lew Toler – Toler will be remembered as the cornerback that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins corkscrewed into the ground during one of the two scrimmage practices. He played 18 snaps on defense late in the preseason game against the Bills and that was it.
Devin Smith – A hamstring injury prevented Smith from playing against the Philadelphia Eagles. Like the aforementioned Moore, Smith was on the Steelers practice squad last year.
Eric Waters – The Missouri product never really got the chance to show that he could be an all around tight end. A concussion forced him to sit out the Eagles game and up until then he had played all of six snaps on offense and nine on special teams.
Jordan Hall – The diminutive Hall never really was a threat to make the practice squad. Six carries for five yards against the New York Giants was it for him.
Miguel Maysonet – After playing 14 snaps on offense in the preseason opener against the Giants, Maysonet was only on the field for one more play since then. He played all of six snaps on special teams and that was enough to see his time was coming to an end soon.