PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released first-year wide receiver Tyler Simmons, the team announced on Tuesday.
Simmons signed with the Steelers as a street free agent on March 22 after spending training camp with the Houston Texans in 2020.
The 6-foot, 201-pound Georgia alum played in all three preseason games for the Steelers, and caught one pass for a five-yard touchdown in the opener against the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio.
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Simmons had been caught behind a logjam of productive wide receivers in Pittsburgh, with Rico Bussey, Anthony Johnson, Mathew Sexton and Cody White all still likely vying for a practice squad spots with five regulars returning.
Simmons was one of five players the Steelers cut from their active roster, as part of an NFL-mandated cut-down from 85 players to 80 on Tuesday. Inside linebacker Calvin Bundage, offensive lineman Aviante Collins and running back Pete Guerriero were also released.