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Pittsburgh Steelers roster cuts: Ian Wild biggest surprise of 13 players cut

The Steelers have until tomorrow to thin out their roster. Today, they announced 13 cuts, one of whom was a big surprise.

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The Steelers' first 10 cuts are in as they begin to reduce their roster size to 75 men in time for the September 1 deadline.

Cut so far are:

G Miles Dieffenbach

WR Kenzel Doe

WR C.J. Goodwin

RB Braylon Heard

DE Joe Kruger

DT Joe Okafor

OL Colin Rahrig

CB Jordan Sullen

OT Kevin Whimpy

S Ian Wild


TE Cam CLear, TE Ray Hamilton, DE Niko Davis were also cut.

Of all of these cuts, perhaps Ian Wild was the most surprising since he had show both versatility, playing both linebacker and safety. There were positive comments about the undrafted player out of Mercyhurst who was picked up by the Bills in 2012 and then played a stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before landing with the Steelers. Many bloggers and analysts postulated that Wild could earn a place on the team, so to see his name on the cut list so early on is definitely somewhat unexpected.

Earlier in the month, Wild told, "I know I'm the underdog, so I'm just going out there and giving it everything I have." A lot of people were rooting for Wild not only due to his underdog status, but also because he attended Baldwin High School in suburban Pittsburgh.