Some surprises here.
The Steelers made 15 roster moves today, reducing their roster to the league-mandated 75 players prior to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers have placed linebacker Sean Spence on the team’s Reserve/Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) List. In addition, the team has placed offensive guard Justin Cheadle and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke on the team’s Waived/Injured List.
The Steelers have released offensive tackle D’Anthony Batiste, running back Baron Batch, offensive tackle Mike Farrell, wide receiver David Gilreath, wide receiver Tyler Shaw, cornerback Ryan Steed, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, tight end Peter Tuitupou, quarterback John Parker Wilson, wide receiver J.D. Woods and running back Jeremy Wright.
The Steelers have also placed rookie defensive end Nick Williams on the Reserve/Injured List.
The Steelers conclude their preseason slate at the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium.
Pittsburgh must reduce its roster to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m.
Still carrying Spence, so they must be hopeful he can make a year 3 return. Cheadle I am less surprised at, DVD somewhat so, but not a major shocker. Batiste was coming, Batch was a quality kid but fate was sealed with Felix, Farrell, Gilreath, Shaw, no surpirses. Steed, yup. Sly Sylvester was a mild surprise, but this was his year to step up, and instead a bunch of other ILBs did. Go young. Tuitupou and Wilson, best to ya. JD Woods was surprising, I liked his ability and thought he needed more time in PS2 and PS3, but Moye and Brown showed more I suppose: hope he makes the PS, seriously. Jeremy Wright... was on the team?
Nick Williams, they are hiding. He's got upside. Sort of a Keisel kinda guy?