The Steelers have released offensive lineman Derwin Gray, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Gray, who played ball at Maryland, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh. Even though some thought Gray had a chance to make the roster following the draft, the concerns about his lack of consistency as a run blocker made him expendable.
His struggles throughout training camp and the preseason, combined with the depth at the position, made it tougher on Gray to make the team. He remains a practice squad option.
He is the ninth player the Steelers have released since the end of the preseason, joining tight end/long snapper Trevor Wood, cornerbacks Marcelis Branch and Jhavonte Dean , defensive linemen Henry Mondeaux and Casey Sayles, outside linebacker Jay Elliott, wide receiver Brandon Reilly and tight end Kevin Radar.
Check out Ron Lippock’s interview with Gray back in May.