Steelers cut William Jackson III, Carlins Platel

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The Steelers announced they have released cornerback William Jackson III and defensive back Carlins Platel.

Jackson’s release is not surprising, given he was due a $12.75 million cap hit in 2023. With no guaranteed money left, the Steelers will save $12.75 million against their cap.

The Steelers traded for Jackson on Nov. 1, but he did not play a down with the team because of a back injury.

He played only four games for the Commanders in 2022 before they dealt him.

Jackson played 59 games with 48 starts for the Bengals before leaving in free agency for the Commanders. He has five career interceptions and 51 pass breakups.

Platel signed as an undrafted free agent in May. He has never played an NFL regular-season game.

4 responses to “Steelers cut William Jackson III, Carlins Platel

  1. Not at all unexpected. Raises the probability that they will draft a corner with one of their first two picks.

  2. Sort of a wasted trade, though. The Steelers rarely make trades and they don’t work out all that well when they do. Trading away Antonio Brown worked out, even if only out of necessity, and trading Claypool netted them a high draft pick. We’ll see if they pick a winner. Beyond that the only trade that one can consider meaningful (as far as I can remember, anyway) was way back when they traded for Jerome Bettis.

  3. Meaningful trades that have worked for the steelers bossman recent trade for fitzpatrick has worked pretty well for the steelers and the trade for james farrior did also in the past.

  4. Steelers got a hold of Jackson about 5 yrs too late. With Lions signing Cam Sutton, perhaps cap relief$ to be used on re-upping Kazee & Edmunds.

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