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Steelers release Kion Wilson, re-sign Stevenson Sylvester

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The Steelers make a move at their struggling inside linebacker position.

Streeter Lecka
The Steelers brought back a familiar face Wednesday.

Aaron Wilson is reporting the Steelers released linebacker Kion Wilson and signed Stevenson Sylvester, a player who had been with the team since 2009 but was released during training camp.

Wilson was recently demoted on the team's depth chart in favor of rookie Vince Williams. While it's too early to suggest there's any kind of position battle, Williams has not appeared to be long for the starting position - certainly not without some competition.

Sylvester was viewed positively by the team, but an injury in the preseason limited his ability to stay on the field - something he's had problems with in the past.

He was a fifth-round draft pick out of Utah in 2009, and despite injuries, had managed to stay with the team until this preseason. He was projected last season as a possible replacement for released ILB James Farrior, but a knee injury in training camp limited his ability to compete for the spot. Larry Foote assumed the role, and was given a new contract before the 2013 season.

Sylvester worked out for the team earlier this week, according to Wilson.

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