The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be starting the process of paring down their roster from the 90-man offseason group to its 53-man regular season form. This can be a time-consuming process, usually filled with tough decisions. Nonetheless, the team has until 4 p.m. ET Saturday, September 1st to trim its roster down to the 53-man limit.
The team will soon begin making moves, and you can keep track of those moves right here in the BTSC tracker. Check back often for updates on NFL cuts, who’s out and who’s in, as the team prepares for the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.
Here we go . . .
- The Steelers to cut R.J. Prince, but do plan on signing him to the practice squad, per Aaron Wilson.
Steelers cut R.J. Prince, likely to be brought back for practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 1, 2018
Wide receiver Damoun Patterson was a standout performer early on in the preseason, but it would appear an injury suffered against the Carolina Panthers will see him added to injured reserve, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Steelers designating WR Damoun Patterson waived/injured, per source. He got turf toe in preseason finale. He had a good camp but faced tough battle in crowded received room.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 1, 2018
- Steelers release two local products. OL Larson Graham from Duquesne and Pitt LB Matt Galambos. This per Jacob Klinger of PennLive.
Pair of local college products are getting cut by the Steelers, per sources:— Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) September 1, 2018
Larson Graham, C/G, Duquesne
Matt Galambos, ILB, Pitt
Galambos spent part of last season on the team's practice squad. Neither got very close to first-team reps throughout training camp.
- Steelers reached injury settlement with OT Kyle Meadows. He was actually on the 90-man roster, so the team trimmed their roster to 89 on Friday. This per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Only transaction by Steelers today: reached injury settlement with T Kyle Meadows, who was on IR— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 31, 2018
- Steelers plan on placing WR Eli Rogers on they Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List, as expected.
Steelers WR Eli Rogers expected to start the regular season on the PUP list, according to a source. This gives Rogers - who’s suspended Week 1 for a substance abuse violation — time to fully recover from a torn ACL. He hasn’t practiced all preseason, so the move is anticipated.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 31, 2018
While we wait for Steelers’ cuts to roll in, those of you hoping the Houston Texans might release punter Trevor Daniels will the disappointed to hear they opted to keep him over veteran Shane Lechler. At 42-years-old, Lechler might not be the options some fans were hoping for as a possible replacement for Jordan Berry.
Texans have cut Shane Lechler and kept rookie Trevor Daniel.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 31, 2018