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Steelers Release former Bears Draft Pick, CB Stephen Denmark



The Steelers released cornerback Stephen Denmark as part of the team’s mandatory cut from 90 players to 85 on Tuesday.

Denmark, a third-year pro out of Division II Valdosta State, signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Dec. 1 after previously spending time with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, who drafted him in 2019.

He had one tackle and defended one pass in two preseason games with the Steelers.

Denmark was drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Bears. He did not make the team as a rookie, but spent the entire 2019 season on Chicago’s practice squad before returning for 2020.

He was cut from the Bears’ practice squad on Oct. 5. He signed to the Browns’ practice squad on Nov. 10 and was released on Dec. 1.

Defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson, wide receiver Isaiah McKoy, kicker Sam Sloman and tackle Brandon Walton were cut along with Denmark. The Steelers must further cut from 85 players to 80 by Tuesday, Aug, 24.