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Steelers cut four players

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Post-draft roster shuffling is going on around the league and the Steelers got involved on Monday when they released quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the wake of Josh Dobbs‘ arrival in the fourth round.

The Steelers continued pruning the roster on Tuesday. They announced that they have parted ways with running back Brandon Brown-Dukes, running back Gus Johnson, wide receiver Canaan Severin and cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz.

Shabazz is the only member of the group with regular season experience. He played seven games for the Steelers and one with the Texans last year and finished the season with one tackle. The Steelers drafted cornerback Cameron Sutton in the third round.

Brown-Dukes and Johnson were long shots for the 53-man roster before the draft and those odds got worse when they drafted James Conner with their other third round pick. Severin spent last season on injured reserve and the addition of JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round will likely close the door for some other wide receivers hoping for a long-term gig in Pittsburgh.

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8 Responses to “Steelers cut four players”
  1. nhpats says: May 2, 2017 11:19 AM

    If they want a chance of beating the Patriots they need to cut Mike Tomlin….

  2. bettis3636 says: May 2, 2017 11:20 AM

    like a Yo-yo Sha-Bazz will be right back… or end up on another roster ASAP… that man has no worries he will catch on somewhere fast… Esp cuz Tomlin loves him!

  3. blitzinc43 says: May 2, 2017 11:35 AM

    As a close friend of the organization I am sure thees fine gentlemen will be picked up by a lesser organization

  4. inozwetrust says: May 2, 2017 11:43 AM

    I think Ozzie has figured out how to deal with the Ravens’ WR situation. Since the Steelers are loaded at WR, the Ravens will wait for the Steelers to make cuts at WR and simply sign them.

    Go Oz!!

  5. ghostrider45 says: May 2, 2017 12:20 PM

    They were on a lesser organization…Sockets no where but up from now on.

  6. joemammy says: May 2, 2017 12:23 PM

    How the mighty have fallen.

  7. handsofsteelheartofstone says: May 3, 2017 7:25 AM

    If you start your comments with “as a close friend of the organization ” you are a poser, a liar, and incredibly pathetic

  8. breadmeatcheese says: May 6, 2017 9:11 PM

    as an urelated, unacquainted, distant observer of the organization barf roslinfarjer needs his teammates to all be available and completely focused for once.

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