PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have a new long snapper in town. Pittsburgh has released former starting long snapper Kameron Canaday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Canaday joined the Steelers in 2017 and beat out sixth-round pick Colin Holba for the long snapper spot out of that training camp.
Over his five-year NFL career up to this point, Canaday has played 67 games, including 64 of those with the Steelers. An undrafted free agent out of Portland State, Canaday enjoyed a decent stay with the Steelers.
However, he missed the Steelers’ final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, thus making the door wide open.
With Canaday’s release, former Duquesne long snapper and linebacker Christian Kuntz will be the Steelers’ new long snapper for the 2021 season. In addition to having a solid day of snaps against the Panthers, Kuntz also made a tackle on special teams.
Kuntz had been on and off the Steelers before, as he was cut in 2019, only to return to Pittsburgh during the 2020 offseason before being cut yet again. Prior to him winning this battle, Kuntz had been cut five different times by four different teams, including twice by the Steelers.
The Steelers are now down to 69 players and must be down to their final 53-man roster by Tuesday at 4 p.m. Sixteen players will also have to be added to the practice.