The Steelers have released first-year defensive lineman T.J. Carter as part of nine cuts on Saturday as the works its way to a 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.
Carter signed with the Steelers as a street free agent on April 9. He spent the 2020 season with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, but did not appear in a game.
He made one tackle for the Steelers this preseason, and was stuck behind a deep group on the defensive line that includes veteran backups Isaiah Buggs, Carlos Davis, Henry Mondeaux and Chris Wormley and fifth-round draft pick Isaiahh Loudermilk.
Carter was released on Saturday along with tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, 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.