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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers roster: Team trims roster to 53 players

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The Steelers have made roster cuts ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline.

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The Steelers have made several roster moves, trimming their roster to the league-mandated 53 players prior to today's 4 p.m. deadline, the team announced.

The players the Pittsburgh Steelers released are:

Running backs Jawon Chisholm and Josh Harris, defensive linemen Matt Conrath, Ethan Hemer and Mike Thornton, safeties Jordan Dangerfield, Alden Darby and Gerod Holliman, offensive linemen Reese Dismukes, B.J. Finney and Doug Legursky, cornerbacks Kevin Fogg and B.W. Webb, linebackers L.J. Fort, Shayon Green and Howard Jones, and wide receivers Shakim Phillips and Jarrod West.

The Steelers placed offensive linemen Kelvin Palmer and Mitchell Van Dyk on the team's Waived/Injured List.

Pittsburgh also signed free agent cornerback Ross Cockrell to a one-year contract. The 6-0, 190-pound Duke University product entered the NFL as a fourth-round (109th overall) draft selection of the Buffalo Bills in 2014 and appeared in seven games during his rookie season. He was released by Buffalo last month. Cockrell will wear No. 31.

The Steelers can sign up to 10 practice squad players after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 6.