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Report: Steelers Release WR Diontae Spencer, Offer Spot on Practice Squad



The Steelers have released wide receiver Diontae Spencer and offered him a spot on the practice squad, according to a report by Farhan Lalji of TSN.

Spencer, 27, joined the Steelers in January on a reserve/futures contract after spending the last four seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

The receiver and return specialist played in all four of the Steelers’ preseason games, making four catches for 39 yards and two carries for 48 yards.

If Spencer clears waivers and accepts his practice squad invitation, he will join defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux, who the Steelers also hope to add to the practice squad. The team can add up to 11 players after final cuts and waivers.

Spencer is the 12th player to be released by the Steelers since the end of the preseason, joining guard Derwin Gray, tight end/long snapper Trevor Wood, cornerbacks Marcelis Branch and Jhavonte Dean , defensive linemen Mondeaux and Casey Sayles, outside linebackers Jay Elliott and Sutton Smith, wide receiver Brandon Reilly, tight end Kevin Rader and running back Malik Williams.

The Steelers’ roster now stands at 79 players. They must get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday.