First Wave of Cuts Complete

In addition to the nine players the Steelers released earlier today, six more players got their pink slips today to get down to the mandated 75-man roster limit. On their way out this afternoon were:

  • OL Chris Elkins
  • OL Emannuel McCray
  • DL Hebron Fangupo
  • DL Brian Arnfelt
  • RB Tauren Poole
  • LS Luke Ingram

With Poole’s release, the Steelers’ running backs are limited to Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Josh Harris, and Stephen Houston. I’m counting Dri Archer as a wide receiver, because he wear #13 so he has to be. Assuming Bell and/or Blount get suspended in some capacity, that leaves the depth at running back pretty scarce. Harris and Houston will probably get a lot of chances to prove they belong Thursday against Carolina.

It’s also worth noting that the parted ways with a long snapper, leaving just Greg Warren on the roster. Warren recently had a minor surgery but Mike Tomlin said he could be ready for opening day, which is obviously a good thing.

If I had the money, I’d own this jersey.

Rosters must be trimmed to 53 players by Saturday at 4 PM.

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