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11 Former Steelers on Waivers after NFL Cuts



Steelers RB Benny Snell
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell scores a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts, Nov. 29, 2022. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

A total of 22 former Pittsburgh Steelers were placed on waivers or outright released on Tuesday as NFL teams finalized their cut down from a 90-man offseason roster to the 53-man regular season maximum.

In total, 1,184 players were waived or released across the NFL over the last few days. Some might get a shot on a 53-man roster or sign to a practice squad, while others will look for their life’s work.

The former Steelers who ended up on waivers Tuesday were outside linebacker David Anenih (Arizona Cardinals), defensive tackle Carlos Davis (Atlanta Falcons), wide receiver Mathew Sexton (Atlanta Falcons), punter Drue Chrisman (Cincinnati Bengals), guard Nathan Gilliam (Cincinnati Bengals), wide receiver Cody Chrest (Green Bay Packers), defensive tackle Khalil Davis (Houston Texans), quarterback Chris Oladokun (Kansas City Chiefs), linebacker Tae Crowder (Los Angeles Chargers), outside linebacker Hamilcar Rashed (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and offensive lineman John Leglue (Tennessee Titans).

Teams will have until noon on Wednesday to place a claim on a player. Once that process is over, all players who cleared waivers are free to sign with any team to their active roster or practice squad. The Steelers rank 17th in the waiver wire order.

The ex-Steelers who got outright released Tuesday were offensive lineman Aviante Collins (Chicago Bears), running back Benny Snell (Detroit Lions), offensive lineman Rashaad Coward (Houston Texans), tight end Nick Vannett (Houston Texans), James Washington (Indianapolis Colts), outside linebacker Malik Reed (Miami Dolphins), tight end Jesse James (New Orleans Saints), running back Jeremy McNichols (San Francisco 49ers), wide receiver Anthony Miller (San Francisco 49ers), linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson (Washington Commanders).

Those players joined the dozen or so former Steelers that were released over the weekend or on Monday.

The Steelers roster is at 53 players, so if they wish to claim or add one of their former charges, they will have to released one of their current players.


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