Fehoko, 26, signed with the Steelers as a free agent this offseason. He was a member of the Steelers’ practice squad until he was promoted to the active roster in September.
By waiving Fehoko, the Steelers now have an open spot on their 53-man roster. The team has yet to announce a corresponding signing, but there’s a good chance the spot goes to an inside linebacker, or even tight end Pat Freiermuth if he’s ready to come off of injured reserve.
With linebacker Kwon Alexander’s season-ending injury against the Packers, the Steelers will likely place him on injured reserve this week, opening another spot on their active roster.
It’s shaping up to be a busy week of roster moves for the Steelers. They’ll travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns on November 19.