Steelers reduce roster to 53, cut several prominent players from last season

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their final cuts and reduced their roster to 53 players. Fans might know some of the players released as they had prominent roles last season.

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The list includes:

  • Rico Bussey
  • Cody White
  • Trey Edmunds
  • Jaylen Samuels
  • Rashaad Coward
  • B.J. Finney
  • Chaz Green
  • John Leglue
  • Kevin Rader
  • Cassius Marsh
  • Quincy Roche
  • Jamar Watson
  • Mark Gilbert
  • Arthur Maulet
  • Donovan Stiner
  • Jordan Berry
  • Kameron Canaday

Quarterback Josh Dobbs was also placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List after suffering an injury during the team’s final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jaylen Samuels received significant playing time the last few seasons at the running back position. After the team drafted Najee Harris in the first round, there was increased depth at the running back position.

Offensive lineman B.J. Finney was brought in to help bolster an offensive line that was considered one of the worst in the league last season.

Tight end Kevin Rader is from Pine Richland and played his college football at Youngstown State University.

Linebacker Cassius Marsh was also brought in after season ending injuries to Devin Bush and Bud Dupree.

Long snapper Kameron Canaday and punter Jordan Berry, two special teams players who have spent several seasons with the team, were also let go.

With the NFL allowing teams to again have an expanded practice squad, some of these players may instead stay with the team in that regard.

It’s interesting to note that no defensive lineman were among the players let go prior to the roster deadline. Additionally, the Steelers only have four cornerbacks as of this deadline.