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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