The Steelers have waived wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, the team announced today. There is now an open spot on Pittsburgh’s 53-man roster.
Pittsburgh promoted Fitzpatrick from their practice squad on September 14 ahead of their Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns. He was inactive against the Browns and Raiders, but made his season debut in Week 4 against the Texans, recording 3 snaps on special teams.
Fitzpatrick beat out fellow wide receiver Gunner Olszewski, who was healthy following a concussion he suffered against Cleveland, for an active roster designation in Week 4, but the latter still held onto his 53-man roster spot.
Per Steelers insider Ray Fittipaldo, Fitzpatrick is likely to land back on Pittsburgh’s practice squad.