The Steelers have announced 22 cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit and two of the players dropped were members of their 2014 draft class.
Fifth-round cornerback Shaquille Richardson (pictured) and seventh-round tight end Rob Blanchflower were both waived on Saturday, leaving the Steelers with seven of their nine draft picks on their initial roster. Both players can be signed to the practice squad if they make it through waivers.
The Steelers also dropped 2011 fifth-round pick Chris Carter, who couldn’t navigate his way through the other linebackers on the roster. Carter played 29 games and made four starts for the Steelers.
The Steelers released veteran offensive lineman Guy Whimper and tight end David Paulson as well. Tight end Bryce Davis, defensive back Isaiah Green, defensive back Dayonne Nunley, defensive back Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, running back Stephen Houston, defensive lineman Ethan Hemer, defensive lineman Josh Mauro, defensive lineman Roy Philon, defensive lineman Nick Williams, linebacker Howard Jones, linebacker Dan Molls, quarterback Brendon Kay, wide receiver Derek Moye, wide receiver Lanear Sampson, offensive lineman Graham Pocic and offensive lineman Will Simmons round out the team’s cuts.