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Steelers claim TE Ray Hamilton off waivers, release TE Rob Blanchflower

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed TE Ray Hamilton off the waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, and to make room released TE Rob Blanchflower.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to juggle their 90-man roster, and the most recent transaction was claiming TE Ray Hamilton off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, and to make room for the new tight end, they released another TE in Rob Blanchflower.

Blanchflower was drafted in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and spent his rookie season on the team's practice squad after an injury plagued preseason. Blanchflower has been healthy throughout  most of camp, yet recent injuries along with the fact he hasn't made any significant plays which would warrant the team keeping him around if another viable option became available lead to his release.

The release of Blanchflower is a vote of confidence for 5th round draft pick Jesse James, whose name has repeatedly been mentioned when the team does any type of red-zone work throughout training camp.

Hamilton was an undrafted rookie free agent signing out of Iowa, and the 6-feet 4-inch 252-pound tight end will now get to throw his hat in the ring in an attempt to be a part of the Steelers' tight end depth chart.