The Pittsburgh Steelers have released first-year win receiver Cody White, the team announced on Tuesday, as part of its final cut down to a 53-man roster.
White first joined the Steelers during the 2020 offseason as an undrafted free agent. He spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers’ practice squad before getting another crack at making the roster during the Steelers’ 2021 preseason. However, White missed over two weeks with a hamstring injury.
When he did return, White racked up seven receptions for 46 yards in his two preseason outings. Since the Steelers held onto him even as he was injured, it would be reasonable to say that White may have a spot waiting for him on the practice squad.
White was among 14 players removed from the active roster on Tuesday as the Steelers cut down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit before the 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers also cut guard Rashaad Coward, running back Trey Edmunds, guard B.J. Finney, cornerback Mark Gilbert, tackle Chaz Green, tackle John Leglue, outside linebacker Cassius Marsh, cornerback Arthur Maulet, tight end Kevin Rader, outside linebacker Quincy Roche, running back Jaylen Samuels, and safety Donovan Stiner.
Additionally, quarterback Josh Dobbs was placed on injured reserve.