The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday, and one of the cuts was a veteran quarterback.
Landry Jones was a 2013 4th Round pick and has served as either the 2nd or 3rd QB behind starter Ben Roethlisberger, on Saturday Jones learned that he was released from the only team he’s played for in the NFL. During his time with the Steelers, Jones started 5 games and passed for 1,310 yards, 8 TDs, and 7 interceptions. He will be replaced by either 2nd-year man Joshua Dobbs or rookie Mason Rudolph.
In addition to Jones, the Steelers also released RB Fitzgerald Touissant, who has been with the team for parts of 3 seasons, two Pitt players: LB Matt Galambos and WR/KR Quadree Henderson. They also released WR Trey Griffey, son of MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr.
Here are the other roster cuts: punter Matt Wile, running backs Jarvion Franklin, James Summers and Fitzgerald Toussaint, WR Tevin Jones, tight ends Bucky Hodges, Pharoah McKever and Christian Scotland-Williamson, offensive linemen Larson Graham, Patrick Morris, Oni Omoile, R.J. Prince, Jake Rodgers and Chris Schleuger, cornerbacks Brian Allen, Dashaun Phillips, Malik Reaves and Jamar Summers, linebackers Keion Adams, Farrington Huguenin, and defensive linemen Parker Cothren, Joshua Frazier, Greg Gilmore, Lavon Hooks, Casey Sayles and Kendal Vickers.
For their injured players, the Steelers designated wide receivers Damoun Patterson and Marcus Tucker, offensive lineman Joseph Cheek, safety Malik Golden and linebacker Keith Kelsey and also placed wide receiver Eli Rogers on the Reserve/PUP List.
With the eventual return of RB Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers will have to adjust their roster to create a roster spot for him. Bell has chosen to miss training camp and the preseason after rejecting the Steelers contract offer.
Notes: Former Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was released by the Oakland Raiders Saturday as another suspension looms for him. Bryant was traded by the Steelers to the Raiders during this year’s NFL Draft. The Raiders also traded LB Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears for first-round picks in 2019 and 2020, a third-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2019.
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