Steelers Waive WR Shakim Phillips From Reserve/Injured

In addition to trimming their 75-man active roster down to 53 players on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers also waived one player from their Reserve/Injured list.

Waived Saturday was wide receiver Shakim Phillips, who started this year’s training camp on the team’s Active/PUP list with a sports hernia. During the first week of August, Phillips was waived injured from PUP and then reverted to the team’s Reserve/Injured list after clearing waivers.

Phillips originally signed with the Steelers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College and ultimately spent his entire rookie season on the team’s practice squad. He was signed to a futures contract this past January but went on to miss quite a bit of practice time during the team’s OTA practices because of an injury.

With Phillips now gone the Steelers currently have six players on their Reserve/Injured list and they are Bruce GradkowskiJerald HawkinsKevin AndersonCole ManhartCanaan Severin, and Valerian Ume-Ezeoke. However, cornerback Senquez Golson is expected to be added to this list on either Sunday or Monday.

In related news, Steelers rookie undrafted free agent tight end Paul Lang, who was waived Saturday, received an injury settlement as part of that transaction, according to the league’s official daily release.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Noooooooooo!
    Oh well!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Shot out to Steelers Depot for the updated reports. Makes you feel like your in Steelers headquarters with just one click on the site

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    No Doubt!

  • Alex Kozora

    Probably good news for him. Means he’s healthy. In theory, could come back later in the year.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Yeah, think he just got injured at the wrong time! Thought he’d have something to offer if he actually got to play.

  • Alex Kozora

    Thanks man!

  • That’s unfortunate for us, but good for him. Some team will pick him up. He made some crazy catches in the past. Too bad he couldn’t stay healthy enough.

  • Don2727

    He really stuck out to me last year. I thought he had great hands. Made some really nice catches last preseason. Hard nut to crack with the Steelers depth. I do see him making it somewhere else in the future if not with Pittsburgh.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I honestly thought he would force the Steelers to keep 6 receivers maybe even be trade bait! But u gotta be out there at the end of the day!