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Pittsburgh Steelers Release Offensive Tackle Jonathan Scott

The Pittsburgh Steelers are releasing offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, ending his two-year tenure with the team. Scott has started a total of 28 games in his NFL career and had to start five games due to injuries along the Steelers offensive line in 2011.

The team recently re-signed offensive tackle Max Starks, who is recovering from a serious knee injury. That made one of the Steelers' offensive lineman expendable, and Scott was the odd man out. He wasn't projected to fight for a starting job and the Steelers will save $2.2 million on their strained salary cap by making the cut.

Scott's release frees up some room for the Steelers to do a deal Mike Wallace, who is still unsigned. The two sides are negotiating and hoping to come to an agreement on a long-term deal before training camp.

Although he's not going to start for anyone in Week 1 this season barring a ridiculous run of injuries for one team, Scott still proved that he was a serviceable tackle last season, and should get a chance to stick with a new team.

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