The Steelers started Kion Wilson at linebacker in Weeks Two and Three after they lost Larry Foote for the season, but they weren’t too impressed with what Wilson was able to do on the field.
They first made that point by benching him in favor of Vince Williams in Week Four and they took things one step further on Wednesday by dropping him from the roster entirely.
Pittsburgh announced that they have released Wilson and re-signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester. Sylvester was cut in late August as the Steelers made their way to their initial 53-man roster, ending a run with the team that started when they made him a fifth-round pick in 2010.
Sylvester played 41 games for the Steelers, starting once, and recorded 22 tackles. Williams’ hold on the starting job likely isn’t that secure as the Steelers look for a formula that will bring them their first victory of the season, although it remains to be seen if Sylvester’s challenge for more playing time will be any more successful in the fall than it was in the summer.