The Steelers have released first-year cornerback Marcelis Branch, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com
Branch, 25, is a Robert Morris alum. He played in three of the Steelers’ four preseason game, recording seven tackles, defending two passes and making an interception on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
The @steelers are going the other way!
Marcelis Branch with the INT!
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 30, 2019
The Homestead, Florida native spent 2018 out of football after attending training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. He also attended camp with Atlanta in 2017. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers in January.
Branch was a three-time all-NEC selection with the Colonials. He set a program record with 42 starts and finished his time at Robert Morris 10th on the team’s all-time tackling list.
Branch is the second player to be released by the Steelers following the end of the preseason, joining tight end/long snapper Trevor Wood. The team’s roster now stands at 89 players. They must get down to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.