PITTSBURGH – The Steelers have trimmed their roster to the league-mandated 53 players prior to today’s deadline, it was announced.
The Steelers and Cleveland Browns agreed to a trade. The Steelers acquired cornerback Justin Gilbert, pending a physical, from the Browns in exchange for the Steelers’ sixth-round selection of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh released wide receivers Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton andMarcus Tucker, running backs Brandon Brown-Dukes and Cameron Stingily, offensive linemen Shahbaz Ahmed, Antoine Everett, Matt Feiler and Wade Hansen, cornerbacks Montell Garner, Doran Grant, Al-Hajj Shabazz andDonald Washington, defensive linemen Lavon Hooks, Caushaud Lyons andJohnny Maxey, linebackers Travis Feeney, Steven Johnson and Jermauria Rasco, quarterback Bryn Renner, and safety Ray Vinopal.
The Steelers also waived/injured tight end Paul Lang.
Running back Le’Veon Bell will be placed on the Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner list at 4 p.m. today.
The Steelers can sign up to 10 practice squad players after 1 p.m. ET onSunday, September 4.