The Steelers will make their final cuts today, as the team must get down to the 53-man roster limit before the NFL-mandated 4 p.m. deadline.
They currently sit at 67 players, which means 14 more cuts before the close of business today. Who have the Steelers already cut, and who’s left? Here’s a recap:
Released on Aug. 28: Tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade.
Released on Aug. 24: Inside linebacker Calvin Bundage, offensive lineman Aviante Collins, running back Pete Guerriero and wide receiver Tyler Simmons. Defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. was waived/injured.
Remaining on the roster on offense: Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins and Joshua Dobbs; running backs Najee Harris, Benny Snell Jr., Anthony McFarland Jr., Kalen Ballage, Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds; fullback Derrick Watt; tight ends Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Kevin Rader and Zach Gentry; wide receivers JuJu Smith Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, James Washington, Ray-Ray McCloud and Cody White; tackles Zach Banner, Chukwuma Okorafor, Dan Moore Jr., Joe Haeg, Chaz Green and John Leglue; guards Kevin Dotson, Trai Turner, B.J. Finney and Rashaad Coward and centers Kendrick Green and J.C. Hassenauer.
Remaining on the roster on defense: Defensive linemen Cam Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Tyson Alualu, Chris Wormley, Isaiah Buggs, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Carlos Davis and Henry Mondeaux, outside linebackers T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith, Melvin Ingram, Cassius Marsh, Jamir Jones and Quincy Roche; inside linebackers Devin Bush, Joe Schobert, Robert Spillane, Marcus Allen, Ulysees Gilbert III and Buddy Johnson; cornerbacks Joe Haden, Cam Sutton, Justin Layne, James Pierre, Arthur Maulet and Mark Gilbert; safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick, Terrell Edmunds, Tre Norwood, Miles Killebrew and Donovan Stiner.
Remaining on the roster on special teams: Kicker Chris Boswell, punter Pressley Harvin III and long snapper Christian Kuntz.
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🏈 1927 Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, NFL executive and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Finks was born in St. Louis.
Finks was the Steelers’ 12th-round pick in the 1949 NFL Draft out of Tulsa and played for seven seasons in Pittsburgh.
He played in 79 games with the Steelers, working at defensive back and tailback in addition to quarterback.
Finks became the starting quarterback in 1952 and held that job for four seasons, compiling an 18-27 record as a starter. He threw for 8,622 yards in his career. In 1952, he was an NFL All-Star and led the league with 20 touchdowns. In 1955, he led the NFL with 165 completions, 344 attempts and 2,270 yards.
Finks became a player/coach in the CFL and then became the general manager of the Calgary Stampeders in 1957, leading Calgary to a Grey Cup. He then took the helm of the Minnesota Vikings from 1964-73, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints. Finks died in 1994 at the age of 66. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
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