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Steelers to trade or release CB Desmond King

The veteran cornerback was signed just before the regular season.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers have informed veteran cornerback Desmond King that they will look to release him if they cannot find a trade partner.

The nickel cornerback signed with the Steelers August 30th and appeared in the team’s last three contests. King played just one defensive snap with the Steelers in his short tenure with the team.

King was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers. He spent three years with the team before being dealt to the Titans in 2020. He then spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the Texans.

In response to this, seemingly, the Steelers are signing rookie cornerback Darius Rush off the Chiefs’ practice squad.

Rush was drafted in the fourth round by the Colts, before being surprisingly released and claimed by Kansas City.