BREAKING NEWS: Steelers Released DE and TE, Place Draft Pick LB on IR
The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their first cuts of the 2017 preseason, postponing defensive end Christian Brown and tight end Phazahn Odom, the team declared on Tuesday.
They additionally placed seventh-round outside linebacker selection Keion Adams on the injured-reserve list. Adams missed a large portion of camp with a shoulder injury.
Due to an offseason lead change NFL teams are not required to cut their roster from 90 players until Sept. 2. Already there was a round of cuts from 90 to 75 players before Week 4 of the preseason.
Odom battled in blocking and getting all through the offseason in the wake of influencing the 90-to man roster as a tryout player from rookie minicamp.
Both he and Brown were covered on the base of their separate profundity outline and Pittsburgh traded a 2018 fourth-round pick for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald and a fifth-round pick in the same year.
The Steelers are set to take Jesse James, David Johnson, Xavier Grimble and Jake McGee at tight end into the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, L.T. Walton, Tyson Alualu, Roy Philon, Lavon Hooks and Francis Kallon outlived Brown at defensive end.