Steelers Waive DT Roy Philon From IR With Settlement


A little bit of roster housekeeping for you on this Sunday evening.

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially waived defensive tackle Roy Philon from their injured reserve list with an injury settlement.

Philon, who originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville back in 2014, had to be waived injured last Sunday due to an ankle injury suffered during a training camp practice. That injury ultimately prevented him playing in the Steelers preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.

Prior to signing with the Steelers this past February, Philon spent time on the practice squads of both the Chicago Bears and Lions after being waived by Pittsburgh in August of 2014.

In somewhat related news, offensive lineman Valerian Ume-Ezeoke cleared waivers on Sunday after being waived injured on Saturday. That means he is now on the team’s Reserve/Injured list and barring his injury being serious, another settlement could be forthcoming. We’ll know for sure by the end of the week.


The Steelers Reserve/Injured list currently includes linebacker Kevin Anderson, tight end Mandel Dixon, wide receiver Shakim Phillips, wide receiver Canaan Severin and Ume-Ezeoke.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Well, they’re dropping like flies. Surely there’s a limit to how many you can have on the R/I list?.

  • SteelersDepot

    no limit. just injury settlements cheaper than paying split salary for year on player you don’t want

  • Steelers12

    So Can Severin be put on practice squad

  • connfyoozed .

    No. Once a player is on IR, he is considered out for the season. Now, if the Steelers would release Severin with an injury settlement, he could eventually be re-signed to the practice squad once the time stated in his injury settlement has ended, which is usually a good number of weeks (however long it’s estimated it would take for the player to be healthy enough to practice).

  • connfyoozed .

    No limit on number of players on IR. Only reason that those 5 guys are still on our IR is probably that their injuries haven’t healed, since you can’t do a settlement with a player unable to practice. None of those guys likely fit in to future Steeler plans.

  • ciscoNoDrink

    Who? LOL

  • Alex Kozora

    Yes. To follow up, it’s six weeks after agreed settlement window.

  • Steelers12

    So For lack of better wording he is still Steelers property

  • Applebite

    Should’ve been gone 5 weeks ago…