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Steelers trio of roster moves ends the season for a rookie draft pick and sends two others packing

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started to cut their roster from 90 before their preseason game Thursday night.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers-Minicamp Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy Tuesday. After their Hall of Honor inaugural class announcement, the team traded a 4th round draft pick for Vance McDonald and now they have made a trio of roster moves, ending the season for a rookie draft pick.

The team placed 7th round draft pick Keion Adams on their reserve/injured list, and waived Christian Brown and Phazahn Odom.

Odom, who showed promise as a pass-catching tight end, likely saw his time with the Steelers end due to the McDonald trade. In a situation like this, the Steelers are probably doing Odom a chance to land with another team before the rush of players when teams have to cut their rosters from 90 to 53 in one day’s time.

The season ending for Keion Adams does not mean the team is giving up on the young outside linebacker, but due to an injury which has hindered him throughout training camp and the preseason, the team will be able to keep him in the facility and learn, while keeping control of him from a contractual standpoint.

This is the same treatment players like Senquez Golson and Jerald Hawkins received their rookie seasons. The hope now is Adams’ career pans out better than those aforementioned players.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on all roster moves as the team trims their roster from 90 to 53.