We have signed OT Kevin Palmer & released S Jordan Dangerfield.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 24, 2015
The NFL can be a difficult business, as safety Jordan Dangerfield found out Friday. As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to start training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA Saturday, Dangerfield was released by the team as they signed offensive tackle Kevin Palmer.
Dangerfield surely was preparing to start camp tomorrow, and is now looking for employment. Dangerfield spent the 2014 training camp with the Steelers, and many thought could compete for a special teams/safety depth position on the team, especially with the retirement of Troy Polamalu. Despite Polamalu's retirement, Dangerfield failed to make the team's roster for the second straight year.
Injury could certainly change Dangerfield's fate throughout the preseason, but the Steelers now welcome Kevin Palmer who went undrafted in 2014 and most recently played for the Arizona Cardinals. He will now join a battle for back up offensive tackle with Mike Adams, Alejandro Villanueva and many more.
The Steelers report to training camp tomorrow, have their annual run test at 4 p.m. EST followed by a Mike Tomlin press conference.