The Steelers have released guard John Leglue, according to a report by Brooke Pryor of ESPN.
Leglue was an undrafted free agent out of Tulane in 2019. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, he had stays with the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers. Leglue has been with the Steelers since 2020, when he was signed to the Steelers practice squad.
In 2021, Leglue started five games at left guard after injuries at the position, including a year-ending injury to Kevin Dotson. As such, the Steelers are releasing someone with starting experience and in their system. It should be expected that Leglue could circle back on the practice squad.
In the past, Leglue has repped and played at all five positions along the offensive line. However, recently, he has repped mostly at guard. So, while Leglue has some of the versatility that teams covet at their offensive line positions, recently he has been locked into two spots.
Leglue is now the fourth player to be released since Monday. He joins Linden Stephens, Ron’Dell Carter, and Jace Sternberger as players who have been released thus far. The Steelers have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday to cut their roster down to 53 players. After that, they will add 16 players to their practice squad.