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Steelers officially release 9 players, get roster trimmed to 71

The Steelers have officially released 9 players, but more work remains.

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially started to trim their roster, and this layered approach is something new for the organization.

In years past the Steelers would wait until the last minute and release their cuts to get their roster to 53 players. This year the team has announced the release of nine players.

The list of players released are as follows:

TE Marcus Baugh

RB Tony Brooks-James

CB Shakur Brown

WR Anthony Johnson

S Lamont Wade

WR Matthew Sexton

CB Lafayette Pitts

DT T.J. Carter

OG Malcolm Pridgeon

The Steelers roster now sits at 71 players, with more looming cuts ahead. The Steelers have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to get their roster to 53 players.

There is a strong chance the Steelers will bring back many of these released players on the 16-man practice squad. But the players have to clear waivers before they can be signed back into the organization.

Will the Steelers make more cuts before the Tuesday deadline? That has yet to be seen, but be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the 2021 regular season.