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Steelers Roster Cuts: Steelers Cut 21 Players; More Decisions Await

The Steelers released 21 players and moved quarterback Byron Leftwich to injured reserve, cutting their roster down to 58 players. They still need to remove five more players to get their roster down to 53.

RB John Clay
RB James Johnson
WR Wes Lyons
WR Tyler Grisham
WR Armand Robinson
TE Jamie McCoy
G Colin Miller
G Keith Williams
C John Malecki
T Trevis Turner
T Kyle Jolly
CB Donovan Warren
CB Macho Harris
S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith
S Brett Greenwood
DE Corbin Bryant
LB Mario Harvey
LB Mortty Ivy
LB Baraka Atkins
LB Chris McCoy
K Swayze Waters

Williams was the Steelers’ 2011 sixth-round draft pick. All the Steelers' other picks remain with the team.

Donovan Warren had become a bit of a fan favorite in the preseason, and looked like he might win a spot given all the uncertainty at that position.

In general, though, none of these moves are incredibly surprising. One of the remaining cuts will be at punter, where the Steelers still have Daniel Sepulveda and Jeremy Kapinos. Other players who could be in trouble include wide receiver Arnaz Battle, offensive lineman Chris Scott, defensive end Jarrett Crittenton, and tight end John Gilmore – it’s looking increasingly likely that undrafted free agent tight end Weslye Saunders will make the team.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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