PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released outside linebacker Jamar Watson, according to a report by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Watson joined the team on May 1 as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky, and spent most of training camp as one of the team’s third-string outside linebackers, but was out-shined by fellow third-teamer Jamir Jones, who played his way into roster consideration. In four preseason games with the Steelers, Watson made two tackles.
At Kentucky, WATSON racked up 107 tackles, 28.5 TFL and 18.5 sacks, which is fifth all-time in the school’s history. The 6-foot-2, 241-pound pass rusher was a team captain and earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2020.
The Steelers have yet to officially announce the transaction. Watson’s release will put the Steelers at 70 players. They have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. to get down to the 53-man roster maximum for the regular season. Sixteen players will be able to be added to the practice squad.