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.
Apparently Tony Hills was released from Buffalo long enough to get picked up by the Raiders. Hills was released by the Raiders Saturday.
Among the big cuts on the Raiders are DE Andre Carter LB Omar Gaither, CB Joselio Hanson, OT Tony Hills and S... http://t.co/nOJK8W2Pke— Oren Shiri (@NFLorentime) September 1, 2013
St. Louis Rams
The Rams came to an injury settlement with Steelers former fan favorite OG Ryan Lee.
Rams roster cuts 2013: St. Louis sheds Mason Brodine, trim tight ends http://t.co/4RTx56NK66— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) August 30, 2013
New York Giants
Steelers 2012 7th round pick Terence Frederick was released by the Giants. Remember him?
David Carr, Marvin Austin, Kyle Bosworth, Tyler Sash among Giants' roster cuts #nyg #nygiants http://t.co/MvzdR2EA6Q— Ed Valentine (@bigblueview) August 31, 2013
The release of then-4th round pick Thaddeus Gibson by the Cowboys secured a fairly bleak day for past Steelers selections from that round.
Former Buckeyes who didn't make final cuts.. Anderson Russell (Carolina), Thaddeus Gibson (Dallas), Jake Stoneburner (Green Bay)— Matt McCoy (@MattMcCoyWTVN) August 31, 2013
Training camp body Zach Pianalto was released by the Panthers in their final cuts.
We have an open thread up now for fans to discuss roster cuts. http://t.co/kQaEPOOwYQ— Cat Scratch Reader (@CatScratchReadr) August 31, 2013
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.
Chargers announced: Released veteran OT Max Starks.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 30, 2013
The Browns dumped a bunch of guys, including one guy we've heard of, Dan Gronkowski.
#Browns 1st wave of cuts: P Colton Schmidt , TE Dan Gronkowski , RB Michael Maysonet, WR Mike Edwards, DB Kent Richardson, Cb Abdul Kenneh.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) August 30, 2013
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.
#Ravens cuts: A. Allen, D. Carter, M. Anthony N. Carr, B. Copeland, D. Crist, C. Hanie, J. Devey, R. Gaines, A. Silvestro, R. Stephens.— Baltimore Beatdown (@BMoreBeatdown) August 30, 2013
We mentioned the releases of Dennis Dixon and Adrian Robinson from the Eagles, here are some others out of Philadelphia.
Eagles' cuts include QBs Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne, as well as LB Adrian Robinson, whom they just acquired via trade.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2013
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.
ALL IN ONE TWEET: #Bills cut 18: http://t.co/RSUMnHNYsx Move 3 to IR: http://t.co/xgCFIirD6l Sign @EWood70 long-term: http://t.co/EkOP5UU90U— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 30, 2013
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.
#Jaguars cut QBs Kafka, Scott, plus 19 others http://t.co/blaSDgwfTK (@apmarklong) #NFL— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) August 30, 2013
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.
No doubt Belichick is enjoying keeping the world hanging on Tebow. RT @Patriots: We've released 10 players: http://t.co/I2hScZFQiR— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2013
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.
More Texans cuts: Cameron Collins, Ohrian Johnson, Mike Mohamed, EZ Nwachukwu, Jawanza Starling. They have 7 moves to make Saturday.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 31, 2013
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs haven't dropped their roster to 53 yet, but did cut former Steelers DE Miguel Chavis earlier.
#Chiefs cuts: Agnew, Chavis, Copper, Durand, Eckerson, Foster, Hawkins, Lohr, McIlwain, Roberts, Shoemaker, Stanzi, Thorpe, Wilson.— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 26, 2013
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.
Handy-dandy Saints Roster Cuts Tracker 2013 http://t.co/1fyG822lfL— Canal St. Chronicles (@CSCtweet) August 30, 2013
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.
Jets pare roster with 14 cuts: FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets released 14 players Monday. Here you go: NOTABL... http://t.co/WMJ5z3lHuY— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 26, 2013
More to come...
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