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Whether guys being cut are former Steelers, players once looked at by the Steelers or guys from teams the Steelers play a lot, we're going to keep running tabs on the roster activity from teams around the NFL.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Updated 8:46 a.m. ET Sept. 1

It seems easier to summarize NFL Cutdown Day Eve and Day by letting Twitter do the talking. We're scouring social media to find releases of note for the Steelers, whether that be former Steelers, rivals or even interesting prospects.

Oakland Raiders

Apparently Tony Hills was released from Buffalo long enough to get picked up by the Raiders. Hills was released by the Raiders Saturday.

St. Louis Rams

The Rams came to an injury settlement with Steelers former fan favorite OG Ryan Lee.

New York Giants

Steelers 2012 7th round pick Terence Frederick was released by the Giants. Remember him?

Dallas Cowboys

The release of then-4th round pick Thaddeus Gibson by the Cowboys secured a fairly bleak day for past Steelers selections from that round.

Carolina Panthers

Training camp body Zach Pianalto was released by the Panthers in their final cuts.

San Diego Chargers

Releasing Max Starks wasn't much of a choice, considering the beating San Francisco's back-ups put on him in the team's recent preseason game.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns dumped a bunch of guys, including one guy we've heard of, Dan Gronkowski.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens still have a bunch of cuts to go, and a score of receivers to evaluate. There are still eight of them on their roster with the cut deadline approaching.

Philadelphia Eagles

We mentioned the releases of Dennis Dixon and Adrian Robinson from the Eagles, here are some others out of Philadelphia.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo released former Steelers cornerback Crezdon Butler and...wasn't Dorin Dickerson a Steeler at one point? We only ask because Buffalo has approximately 40 former Steelers on their roster. They cut OG Keith Williams in the initial cuts down to 75.

Jacksonville Jaguars

New coach Gus Bradley's regime in Jacksonville claimed the roster spot of former Steelers wide receiver Toney Clemons. The Steelers had Clemons on their practice squad last year before Jacksonville signed him off of it toward the end of the year.

New England Patriots

We may be the only ones who don't really care about Tim Tebow. The Patriots released tight ends Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells. Names that may come up in Steelers talks.

Houston Texans

Along with having released former Pitt standout Ray Graham (likely practice squad bound), the Texans got rid of some unnecessary weight Friday. They've still got moves to make on Saturday.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs haven't dropped their roster to 53 yet, but did cut former Steelers DE Miguel Chavis earlier.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints are another team that haven't made their cuts to 53 as of Saturday morning, but they had recently released DB Akwasi Owusu-Answah, a player the Steelers allegedly kicked the tires on last season.

New York Jets

The Jets released former Steelers RB Chad Spann in their first wave of releases. He was drowned out of the headlines by the release of Braylon Edwards and Antonio Garay.

More to come...

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