For those who follow the NFL in the offseason, they know just how fluid the 90-man offseason roster can be. Players are released, and others come in to fill their shoes on the same day. The same can be said until the team makes their final cut downs to the 53-man roster.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released two players Monday, and brought in two more to round out their 90-man roster.
The Steelers cut former PSU RB Brandon Johnson and C Quinton Schooley. They signed RB Christian Powell and C Valerian Ume-Eseoke.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) August 1, 2016
Johnson was "dinged up" at practice Sunday, and the injury could have been significant enough for the team to simply cut ties with him. Otherwise, with Johnson and Schooley out, in come Christian Powell and Valerian Ume-Eseoke. In the world of 90-man roster transactions, this screams of a lateral move with very little significance to the eventual 53-man roster.