The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prove the 90-man NFL offseason roster is fluid, with many moving parts. The team announced Tuesday they have released two undrafted rookie free agents, and added two undrafted rookie free agents in their place.
We have signed undrafted rookie FAs Paul Lang (TE) & Kevin Anderson (LB). We also released rookies Tyriq McCord (LB) & Jay Rome (TE).— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 7, 2016
McCord, from the University of Miami, came to the Steelers with an impressive highlight reel, but for some reason was unable to even make it through the team's voluntary OTAs.
Sometimes injuries to a player, or to a position, can cause these types of changes, but the Steelers swapping UDFA tight ends is odd due to Rome getting praise from local press throughout the first two weeks of OTAs.
The Steelers continue their OTAs Tuesday as they prepare for mandatory minicamp, and eventually training camp at the end of July.
UPDATE: McCord reportedly suffered an injury during rookie minicamp and was unable to find his way back on the practice field.
McCord got hurt in rookie minicamp and never really got back on the field— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 7, 2016