The Steelers did not put a waiver claim in on former New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, whose waivers were processed on Friday.
The Seattle Seahawks ended up with the talented but troubled receiver, who has been suspended several times and cut by two teams in his six-year NFL career.
Gordon had 20 catches for 287 yards and a touchdown this season for the Patriots, including three catches for 73 yards and a score against the Steelers in the season opener.
He was placed on injured reserve and then waived after minor knee and ankle injuries.
The 3-4 Steelers had waiver priority over the 6-2 Seahawks, but chose not to pursue a claim.
The Steelers seem relatively set at wide receiver with the emergence of rookie Diontae Johnson to go along with JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington.