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Steelers Cut 22 Players Saturday


The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their roster set at 53 players after several moves were made Saturday afternoon.

The team have released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston, defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams, linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, quarterback Brendon Kay, wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, and offensive linemen Graham Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper.

The Steelers will now need to set their ten man practice squad.

Current 53

# NAME POS.
76 Adams, Mike OT
28 Allen, Cortez CB
20 Allen, Will S
13 Archer, Dri WR/RB
68 Beachum, Kelvin T/G
26 Bell, Le’Veon RB
41 Blake, Antwon CB
27 Blount, LeGarrette RB
84 Brown, Antonio WR
15 Brown, Justin WR
10 Bryant, Martavis WR
66 DeCastro, David G
73 Foster, Ramon G
57 Garvin, Terence LB
22 Gay, William CB
77 Gilbert, Marcus T
21 Golden, Robert S
5 Gradkowski, Bruce QB
85 Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR
97 Heyward, Cameron DE
74 Hubbard, Chris G
67 Johnson, Wesley OL
46 Johnson, Will FB
95 Jones, Jarvis LB
3 Jones, Landry QB
99 Keisel, Brett DE
25 McCain, Brice CB
74 McCullers, Daniel DL
90 McLendon, Steve NT
83 Miller, Heath TE
23 Mitchell, Mike S
55 Moats, Arthur LB
16 Moore, Lance WR
82 Palmer, Michael TE
43 Polamalu, Troy S
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB
50 Shazier, Ryan LB
89 Spaeth, Matt TE
51 Spence, Sean LB
6 Suisham, Shaun K
24 Taylor, Ike CB
96 Thomas, Cam DT
29 Thomas, Shamarko S
94 Timmons, Lawrence LB
91 Tuitt, Stephon DE
72 Wallace, Cody C/G
60 Warren, Greg LS
Webb, B.W. CB
11 Wheaton, Markus WR
98 Williams, Vince LB
9 Wing, Brad P
93 Worilds, Jason LB

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  • Jason White

    If they didn’t keep Carter or Jones who is the 4th OLB? Garvin?

  • Rosco

    Landry Jones is still here

  • Rosco

    :(

  • Caesar

    I would assume so. Unless they plan to go get Shaq Barrett who got released by Denver.

  • WilliamSekinger

    #$%&%$#@ Landry! Colbert you are a hard headed moron. (At least where Landry is concerned)

  • Tiger Jimmy

    Apparently dunk & dink moves the chain. Be patient and stay thirsty my friend.

  • Melly

    They should of never wasted a 4th rd pick on ANY QB last year, and now they value him(L.Jones) as being one of their top 53 players!!! Its a F@*^I#G joke!!! Move on from him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #SMH!

  • 2443scott

    i am surprised at mauro and molls …i see carter finaly didnt make the team…

  • Caesar

    So they kept 11 DBs? Has to mean McCain is headed to an injury designation of some sort right?

  • T R

    OMG they just str8 release alot of yal bubble players, Howard Jones, Blanchflower, Chris Carter, Guy Whimper, Josh Mauro, After looking at this list i am still confused on who the 53 is and who the practice squad is… damn

  • Zumwalt Fan Club

    Damnit..how do you cut Mauro also?!..they cut all the guys I was rooting for again.

  • WilliamSekinger

    No practice squad until these players clear waivers

  • RASTA

    I really really hope that we make another move before 4 and cut Landry “I will never be good” Jones for the aforementioned Jackson, or a Seastrunk, or Pryor, or really anybody else please. Pretty please FO. Go Steelers!

  • Spencer Krick

    Did Garvin get any snaps outside during the preseason?

  • Douglas Andrews

    The Chris Carter cut is the only one that stands out to me. I’m reaching but might the Steelers be able to talk Silverback out of a short retirement?

  • Aric Brown

    Not sure where the surprise factor is coming from on Molls

  • Jeff Anoble

    Chris Carter! Hallelujah! They have seen the light!

  • WilliamSekinger

    Looks like coach Munch got his 9 OL

  • T R

    i know.. i just don’t think that the practice squad and the 53 will consist of the folks that are on the team and that was release , i see at list 3 or 4 players being pluck from elsewhere.

  • joed32

    That would be my guess.

  • joed32

    Everyone has to clear wavers before they can be picked up.

  • Vincent Mcelroy

    Really surprised they cut Howard Jones, He won’t last two minutes on waivers!
    Same with Josh Mauro!

  • Caesar

    They both will make the practice squad just fine.

  • 2443scott

    so now its a wait and see for the practice squad….and who might be out there the steelers might claim …..hopeing a seasoned vet to take landrys place i saw painter was released i know hes better then landry will ever be

  • Steelers12328882

    wooohoooo!

  • Caesar

    Carter is a vested vet and doesn’t need to clear waivers right? Could plan be to bring him back as soon as McCain gets put on IR designated to return?

  • Reese Dare

    Just sad about HoJo and Mauro. :((((((((((((

  • j c carnahan

    Would have like to have seen the team drop L. Jones in favor of Josh Mauro

  • Douglas Andrews

    Yeah Howard Jones made some good splash plays but he really didn’t show much as an Pass rushing OLB. Mauro showed some nice ability against the other teams 2′s and 3′s. Both will be signed to the PS without any problems.

  • Steelers12328882

    Ha! I knew Landry would make it. Really surprised they kept Hubbard over Whimper, but I’m pretty happy with that. Soooooo happy that Chris Carter is FINALLY gone! Not sure who’s going to be the 4th OLB, but who cares lol.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Will Allen who has done nothing besides be injured and taking bad angles is still Tomlin’s pet I see.

  • 2443scott

    i thought he did pretty good calling plays for the def line when he was out there in last preseason game ..is why i figured he stay but there always is the practice squad

  • Matthew Suloman

    no.. hes a complete idiot period.

  • Steelers12328882

    Maybe they like the 4-2-5 so much they don’t need any backup OLBs.

  • (hate)49ers

    Please bring in one more vet CB.

  • Ryan Roberts

    they kept Jarvis

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    What I’m taking out of this conclusion: Lebeau are more comfortable with the pass-rushing from our D-line than our back-up OLBs. I foresee frequent usage of big nickel downs, no more of old days where you have OLBs line up with ILB playing coverage. Outside of keeping Landry Jones (He’s now our new Chris Carter of the team) I got to like the roster. Most of the cuts were expected, including Guy Whimper. Only true take-out I can see is they will claim two more players off the waiver if available and those ought to be OLB and tackle. Just my two cents.

  • Caesar

    Bet they bring him back after putting McCain on IR/designated to return

  • Ryan Roberts

    he was sacked every series it seemed

  • Steelers12328882

    I’ll take that bet.

  • Ryan Roberts

    i think thats a championship caliber team-

  • Steelers12328882

    I almost forgot… GOODBYE PAULSON!!!!!!!

  • Steelers12328882

    He’s talking about HoJo.

  • Andrew Grigsby

    The Steelers should sign John Simon, has a motor that never stops, has struggled making the move to OLB from DE but it is worth a shot. Was a beast at Ohio State. Why not?

  • DarthVenamis

    Reading the pure outrage surrounding a player that will be inactive every game is actually pretty entertaining.

  • 20Stoney

    Every year we think guys won’t make it to the PS and every year they do. It will probably be the same this year.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Welcome to your 2014 World series championship PIttsburgh Steelers!

  • cp72

    Ravens cut John Simon. Know we liked him coming out of Ohio State. Might be worth a look.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    The roster does seem to fit a 4-3 pretty easily and given the OLB’s we should probably consider if we are getting the best 11 on the field.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Agree, heck I see more of 4-3-4 and 5-3-5 or 4-1-6 looks. Our d-line are much more favorable than OLBs as of right now and Polamalu/Shamarko could easily serve as a Joker/ILB for our defense.

  • gth

    Leshoure !! Go get him !

  • steeltown

    Wow

  • (hate)49ers

    I’m sure no one wants L.Jones. he would have pass through waivers

  • gth

    How do they keep Jones and CB Blake?

  • steeltown

    Indeed

  • steeltown

    2nd this

  • steeltown

    Yep, HoJo did not look good on defense

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Maybe they get cut next week. Relax.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    From the Lions? Really? Like him!

  • gth

    They are at the 53 man roster. they are keeping them unless they pick somebody up which is doubtful.

  • steelster

    He will do a checkdown and make it through

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I don’t think I would ever sit Shaz or Timmons and actually like our linebackers a lot other than the inability to generate significant pass rush on the right side.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what they actually do. I don’t think we’ve really seen the regular season defense yet.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    I really wanted Whimper, Carter and Paulson to go. Once and for all. Yippee! They got rid of all those guys but did not keep Mauro as a 7th. I honestly believe he is the only cut player that has a remote chance of being scooped up by another team. Not much depth but some interesting should pop up. Leshoure and Simon already. Let’s go find a bloody CB

  • Steel PAul

    Keeping Landry at this point is baffling

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    Ten upvotes

  • James Miles

    L. Jones?!?!?!?!? Are you F*^*ing kidding me?????? I am pulling my hair out….what is left of it anyway. UGH:-(

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    Would have loved it if mauro stuck around and adams ans landry Jones got the steeltoe boot

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    And so oto

  • Bill

    Landry Jones and Will Allen still there huh? UUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH!

  • (hate)49ers

    I AGREE. HE MADE THOSE BIG PLAYS, BUT WAS NOT IMPRESSIVE. ..

  • (hate)49ers

    Mitchell too. i think they should start Shamarko with troy

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    That’s another wasted pick in cb richardson. Hoping the up somebody decent

  • James Kling

    Am I missing something? 3 OLB? Worilds, Jarbust, and Moats?

  • Louis Goetz

    If they take a guy who was waived they have to put him on the 53; they can’t put them on the PS.

  • John A Stewart

    PLEASEEEEEEEE CUT LANDRY AND FIND JOSH FREEMAN!

  • joed32

    A 5th round pick is injured and that makes it a wasted pick? He was probably going to the PS even before he got hurt.

  • John A Stewart

    Don’t do a cart wheel yet they will call Carter back watch.

  • joed32

    That’s all there is right now. Maybe they think Garvin can play there or maybe they have their eye on someone who was cut from another team.

  • (hate)49ers

    They would have been better trading it.

  • John A Stewart

    Another Mundy Tomlin loves his pets which will be his down fall if we miss the playoffs this year watch.

  • James Kling

    I like Garvin as a SS/ILB hybrid, but OLB? Can he anchor POA?

  • (hate)49ers

    Isn’t it kind of depressing more than 1300 NFL players were cut. Makes me want to look for a different job after college.

  • treeher

    I am mystified about Landry. Will someone please explain this?

  • (hate)49ers

    No he was going to the PS when they picked him. They know what they doing.

  • Rubem Dornas

    John Simon was waived by the ratbirds.

  • joed32

    He is too light, you’re right.

  • grw1960

    Safety Will Allen, Can’t believe he is still hanging on.

  • Vincent Mcelroy

    They should have kept Dangerfield! Tomlin loves him some Allen though!

  • Vincent Mcelroy

    I know I’ll get flack for this answer, but here it goes!
    Jones never played with the starters at all, especially the o-line and running backs. He did go through his progressions in the time he had.
    Went 14 of 18 while under duress most of the time! And not having Bell or Blount to help him out or any starting wide out, He didn’t do too bad! Actually a little better than Gradkowski. That’s what has me worried!
    Gradkowski!

  • blackandgoldBullion

    They will find 1 or 2 that they like.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. But, so was keeping Carter and Paulson.. I’ll take what I can get

  • BFB

    Did you even see the game? Jones was having a great night and brought pressure from the right side.
    Not sure why you have a hair across for Jarvis. You were probably on the Timmons is a bust and Worilds is a bust bandwagon a year or two back.

  • BFB

    Ventrone is a tough one. I know the numbers got him but this guy was a dynamo on special teams and always seemed to be where the ball was.
    I hope we can keep Moye for PS. Great insurance policy in case of injury. Knows the system and can step right in.

  • T R

    no you only have to put a person on your 53 that you take off someone else practive squad.. waived people can go to practice squad..

  • Dennis

    perfect. I agree. Gradkowski scares me. not Jones

  • Weiss Chad

    A complete idiot that built three Teams that went to the Super Bowl ??Winning two of the three

  • Big White

    Ok. I just got back from a biz trip. I’m about to pass out from the news. Mike Adams over Guy Whimper? Mauro get’s cut? Who the h-e-double hockey sticks is Michael Palmer & B.W. Webb??? Landrty Jones looks like a double agent for the Ravens and makes the team????

  • Ike Evans

    They really need to draft CB better smh

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I did see the game.

    How many snaps did you need to see for him to make you comfortable?

  • Big White

    Defies Logic. Someone in the Front office…ummmmmhmmmmmphh….. can’t admit when they made a huuuuuuge gaffe.

  • Louis Goetz

    When a player with less than 4 years of service is waived by his current team there is a 24 hour period during which all other NFL teams can claim him. if he is not claimed during that timeframe, his contract is terminated and he becomes an unrestricted free agent. If he is claimed during that period, he continues playing for his new team under his existing contract. That is why teams are waiting 24 hours right now before they can assemble their practice squads. If the Steelers claim a waived player he will be under contract and cannot be placed on the practice squad. As a matter of fact, a claimed player must be on the 53 man roster for at least 3 full weeks before he can be released, go through the waiver process all over again, and only then can he end up on the practice squad. Only unrestricted free agents can be signed to a team’s practice squad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/STEELMANIAC STEEL MANIAC

    Landry Jones is a bum. I hope Brendon Kay makes the practice squad. So we actually did keep 7 WRs (that is if you include Dri Archer WR/RB). Players I have hopes for in the future are as follows: WR Derek Moye, TE Rob Blanchflower, LB Dan Molls, DB Ross Ventrone and QB Brendon Kay. At this point, I really don’t know what DB Shaquille Richardson has to offer. I hope some of these other guys can make it to the practice squad as well.

  • Jim Foles

    He is fine. we will lose every game grad starts. so why pick on landry.

  • Jim Foles

    hojo picked up fumbles. he didnt create them.. Soto and Zum did.

  • joed32

    Blake is fine as the #4 CB.

  • joed32

    That’s jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  • Giahead33

    Don’t remind me!!! I am still ticked off that they kept that worthless POS!!!! Should’ve kept Kay!!!

  • Giahead33

    I’m ticked off about 2 things….first, they keep Landry Jones when he’s the most worthless Qb i’ve seen in years!!! Second, they cut Derek Moye!!! He has a very high football IQ, a great route runner, and he has the strongest hands i’ve ever seen!!! Colbert is an absolute moron anymore!!!!

  • BFB

    My fault. My post was to someone else here that was ripping Jarvis Jones seemingly in ignorance of the good play he displayed Thu nite. I actually agree with you comments on our LB corps. I am comfortable that he is progressing and think he’ll be fine and continue to improve tis year.
    My apologies.

  • Philip Mendes

    How the hell did Mike Adams, Landry Jones and Ike Taylor make the team? Definitely a 7-9 year! ;((

  • Eric MacLaurin

    No prob.

    I like him and think he’ll be good.

    i just don’t like him fighting an LT all game. i would prefer to take advantage of his awareness and ball skills. He would probably be fine on the left side too but worlds has trouble on the right.

  • jim

    I would have kept Brandon Kay ahead of him.

  • BFB

    Until he adds upper body strength he will have to be of a spin/swim/stunt rusher compared to Harrison just bulling his way around the corner at an ungodly body angle. They say he has added muscle but he has more work to do. He is very athletic and seems determined. He will be fine.

  • Steel PAul

    I saw Garvin playing the third LB on nickel sets during the last preseason game. It looks like Tomlin’s nickname – Big Safety – is coming true.

  • Name

    Any word on
    what there going to do about running backs next year? Bell and Blount will probably be out 4 games if there lucky.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I just don’t like Jarvis Jones as our pure pass-rusher. Frankly he came to the team a decade too late; back then when we were employing 3-4 Zone Blitzing much more, Jarvis Jones would have been perfect. He’s your natural read and react OLB, albeit my Carlos Emmons comparison. He’s just not going to give us what we want or need from him, production will never surpass, that’s not me hating on Jones’ abilities as our OLB. The game evolved, more passing attacks and more pass-rushers has to be faster, stronger.

    My only beef, naturally isn’t that we drafted Jarvis Jones; we drafted a square peg in our scheme over Tyler Eifert. Looking back would you still say you’d draft Jarvis over Tyler? Honestly?

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