Steelers drop down to 81 players

The Steelers have announced their first round of cuts on the way to 75 players.

Nine players have been given their walking papers, leaving the Steelers with six more moves to make before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.

The list is light on recognizable names and players with NFL experience. The one exemption to the latter is linebacker Vic So’oto, who has played 13 games for the Packers, Raiders and Cardinals after signing with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Pittsburgh also parted ways with running back Miguel Maysonet, defensive back Jordan Dangerfield, running back Jordan Hall, wide receiver C.J. Goodwin, cornerback Devin Smith, wide receiver Kashif Moore, tight end Matt Waters and cornerback Lew Toler.

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16 responses to “Steelers drop down to 81 players

  1. Why not Chris Carter??

    So’oto was worthier of Carter’s spot than Carter was.

    I just want to know this, can you bring back players onto the practice squad if they haven’t made the first cut??

    It seems as if the Steelers cannot do that, but should with guys like Jordan Zumwalt and Justin Brown.

  2. Vic So’oto must have been a real good one.. I don’t ever remember him being in AZ and with that timeline those teams were horrid under the Whis

  3. Jordan Dangerfield could be a decent pick up for another team. Had a couple of splash plays in camp and showed some potential. I think he can be an NFL player – just don’t think he’s there yet.

  4. Since being tebowed out of the playoffs years ago the steelers have o winning seasons and 0 playoff wins. and now o standards as evidenced by this current charade. The players admitted what they did, they put innocent lives in jeopardy by driving under the influence, and now they hide behind the old “There are parts of this that are going to have to go through the legal process and the league review process,” Rooney II said, via “We’ll just have to deal with it as that process unfolds.”
    What a joke, as they let them start/play hours after the arrest and admission of guilt.

  5. rajbais says:
    Aug 26, 2014 8:49 AM
    Why not Chris Carter??

    So’oto was worthier of Carter’s spot than Carter was.

    This, so much this. I guess Carter might be a better special teams player, but I’m still amazed that guy gets a job every year. He must be a wonderful fellow in the locker room and off the field, that or engaged to Tomlin’s little sister or something.

    I’d trade all nine for a legit punter though lol

  6. Agreed about So’oto over Carter. Chris Carter seems to have made a career so far out of the dreaded ‘P’ word…’Potenitial’
    He has yet to realize any of that potential, and likely never will…

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