The Pittsburgh Steelers have started to trim their roster down from 75 to 53, and they have until 4:00 p.m. EDT to meet the league mandated roster requirements. Although the official list has yet to be released, here is the early report of players who were let go.
Steelers' confirmed cuts thus far: RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, DL Lavon Hooks, OT Wade Hansen, OGs Shahbaz Ahmed and Antoine Everett.
Fowler also tweeted the team's plans with offensive lineman Matt Feiler.
Steelers waiving OL Matt Feiler. P-squad candidate, depending how things shake. That's four OL released - could be good sign for B.J. Finney— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 3, 2016
The team now has their roster to 69 players, with more cuts coming throughout the day. Stay tuned to BTSC for the most up-to-date news on the Steelers as they finalize their opening day roster in preparation for the Week 1 game in our nation's capital.
UPDATE: The Steelers have released 6th round draft pick Travis Feeney. Per Fowler:
Steelers have released sixth-round pick OLB Travis Feeney, per source. Raw athlete who struggled with injuries. Practice squad candidate.
UPDATE: The Steelers are parting ways with DB Ray Vinopal. The team's roster is currently at 68 players.
Steelers waived DB Ray Vinopal.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 3, 2016
UPDATE: Pittsburgh has parted ways with DB Montell Garner. Roster to 67 players.
Steelers waived DB Montell Garner— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 3, 2016