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Steelers Release Ex-Browns, Ohio State G Malcolm Pridgeon

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The Steelers have released guard Malcolm Pridgeon as part of nine cuts on Saturday as the works its way to a 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Pridgeon joined the Steelers late in training camp on Aug. 9 and spent his entire tenure with Pittsburgh on the third-string offensive line.

Pridgeon, 26, is a 6-foot-7, 310-pound lineman from Central Islip, New York that attended Ohio State. He originally signed with the Houston Texas as an undrafted free agent in 2019, but was released after training camp. He caught on with the Cleveland Browns, spending the rest of 2019 on their practice squad and re-signing with the club last year. He opted out of the 2020 season and was waived by the Browns in February.

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Pridgeon was released on Saturday along with tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, 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.

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