The Pittsburgh Steelers are slowly getting their roster to the league mandated 53 players. After cutting nine players this past Saturday, the team has already made two more reported cuts Monday.
The first was to an undrafted free agent linebacker out of Kentucky, Jamar Watson, which wasn’t a surprise, but the other reported release was to a player who has been on the roster the past five seasons. That would be none other than long snapper Kameron Canaday.
This per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Cut-down day affects specialists too: The #Steelers are parting ways with long snapper Kameron Canaday, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2021
The release of Canaday means the team is prepared to go into the season with long snapper/linebacker Christian Kuntz.
Canaday had missed the team’s final preseason game after reportedly being ill prior to the game in Charlotte, NC vs. the Carolina Panthers. Will this release be the first of some changes within the Steelers’ specialists? Chris Boswell will be the placekicker, but if Pressley Harvin III beat out Jordan Berry the team could go into 2021 with two-thirds of their specialists being new.
Canaday now joins the following players as the most recent cuts:
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
LB Jamar Watson
The Steelers have practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex both Monday and Tuesday prior to cuts needing to be made official, so more news and notes could be coming over the next 48 hours. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers, and be sure to follow the 53-man Roster Tracker below: