The Pittsburgh Steelers rumors are swirling as the team prepares to cut their roster down to the league mandated 53 players. After releasing nine players Saturday, the team has already reportedly cut ties with two players on their roster.
Those two players were linebacker Jamar Watson and long snapper Kameron Canaday. You can now make that three players who are reportedly being released Monday, and the next player to go is wide receiver Rico Bussey.
This per Brooke Pryor of ESPN:
Steelers are releasing WR Rico Bussey, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 30, 2021
He’ll be part of Pittsburgh’s practice squad if he clears waivers.
Bussey was somewhat of a camp phenom after making several acrobatic, and amazing, catches during open practices at Heinz Field. While the team is planning on cutting Bussey, it is reported the team wants to bring Bussey back on the 16-man practice squad if he clears waivers.
Bussey now joins the following players as the most recent cuts:
The Steelers had practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday and again on Tuesday prior to cuts needing to be made official, so more news and notes could be coming over the next 24 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: