The Pittsburgh Steelers, and the other 31 NFL teams, all have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday to get their 80 player offseason rosters down to 53 players. For some teams, this is just a formality, while others have difficult decisions to make.
Throw in the fact there is a 16 player practice squad this year, with the ability to carry vested veterans, and the decision making got even more tenuous.
Every year you start to hear rumors around Friday afternoon of players who are going to be looking for employment elsewhere. It is a common practice, especially with the Steelers, for the organization to let players know as soon as possible so they can begin the process of finding a new home in the NFL.
Who remains on the practice squad?
Do the Steelers make any transactions prior to the deadline?
This is the place for the latest news, rumors and updates...so follow along and be sure to check back so you don’t miss a thing as the Steelers prepare for the 2020 regular season!
At this time there have not been any rumors surrounding the Steelers, but other NFL teams are starting to cut players. Check out the NFL rumors below, and take a minute to check out some links on predictions for the Steelers’ 53-man roster:
WR Ryan Switzer has reportedly been released.
Steelers release WR Ryan Switzer. Cuts coming.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 5, 2020
P Corliss Waitman has been released but hopes to return to the practice squad.
Steelers have waived P Corliss Waitman, per source. Team intends to sign him to the practice squad.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 5, 2020
DB Trajan Bandy has been released
Steelers waived rookie defensive back Trajan Bandy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
DT Henry Mondeaux reportedly will not make the 53-man roster.
DL Henry Mondeaux waived by the Steelers, per source. Very strong practice squad candidate.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 5, 2020
DT Cavon Walker has reportedly been released.
The Steelers have released Cavon Walker. One of several #XFL players that were signed by Pittsburgh this off-season.— Jarrett Bailey (@JBaileyNFL) September 5, 2020
TE Kyle Markway cut.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are releasing my TE Kyle Markway. Signed there a couple of weeks ago after getting let go by the Giants and did some good things in camp. Tough year to be a rookie with no preseason games.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) September 5, 2020
Tuzar Skipper gets the axe, reportedly...
Steelers have released LB Tuzar Skipper, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 4, 2020
NFL Roster Rumors/News
Sources: The #Raiders are trading RB/returner Lynn Bowden Jr and a 6th rounder to the #Dolphins in exchange for a 4th round pick, the same pick Miami just got from Vegas. The versatile Bowden was a third-rounder this year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
Saints released veteran defensive lineman/linebacker Anthony Chickillo.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
Browns waived these 24 players to get their roster down to the required 53 by today’s 4 pm deadline: pic.twitter.com/3l36coQd2d— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
The #Jaguars are cutting both backup QBs Mike Glennon and Josh Dobbs, source said. A surprise. So it’s starter Gardner Minshew and backup Jake Luton from Oregon State… for now. One could return after the 53-man roster shakes out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
Washington releases S Sean Davis, per source. He received a $2 million signing bonus on a one-year, $3.5 million deal in March.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 5, 2020
Surprise cut: Dolphins are releasing QB Josh Rosen, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
Jets have released former starting linebacker James Burgess, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2020
The #Raiders are releasing veteran S Damarious Randall, sources say. The team owes him a $1.5 million fully guaranteed base salary, though that’ll be reduced by whatever he gets from his new team.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 4, 2020
The #Cowboys cut versatile OL Cody Wichmann, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020
The #Jaguars have begun the process of cutting down to the 53-man roster, waiving WR Marvelle Ross and LS Matthew Orzech, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020
Ron Rivera valued Adrian Peterson’s leadership as he set the program. But with Antonio Gibson emerging and the likes of J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber also having strong camps, there just was no role for Peterson, who intends to keep climbing the all-time rushing list elsewhere. https://t.co/Or690mHNRD— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020
Gay was the NFL's fourth-highest scoring kicker as a rookie and was 5-of-8 from 50+ yards. But after an extended camp battle with Elliott Fry in which both kicked every day for roughly two weeks, #Bucs coaches decided they wanted a veteran. Waivers will be interesting. https://t.co/MKyfcRTQL8— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020