The Steelers have released wide receiver Anthony Johnson as part of nine cuts on Saturday as the works its way to a 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.
Johnson first signed with the Steelers before the 2020 season. After suffering an injury in training camp, he was waived with an injury designation. The Steelers later added Johnson to their practice squad and re-signed him for the 2021 season.
In four games this preseason, Johnson made six catches on eight targets for 72 yards and a touchdown.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 13, 2021
Johnson was released on Saturday along with tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade.
The Steelers roster now stands at 71 players. The team still must make 18 more cuts before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to be under the 53-man limit. Of the players released, 16 may be added to the team’s practice squad.