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Steelers Release former Penn State WR DeAndre Thompkins

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The Steelers have released former Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins, the team announced on Saturday.

Thompkins, 24, was a very late addition to the Steelers’ training camp roster, signing with the team on Aug. 30.

He last played with the DC Defenders in the XFL this spring. He finished the abbreviated spring season with seven catches on 17 targets for 85 yards and one touchdown. In 2019, he was with the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp.

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Thompkins struggled during kick return drills during Steelers training camp and was unable to find a special teams role on the squad.

Thompkins is the 13th player to be released by the Steelers since the end of training camp on Friday, joining cornerback Trajan Bandy, defensive end Henry Mondeaux, defensive tackle Cavon Walker, outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, punter Corliss Waitman, quarterback Paxton Lynch, running backs Trey Edmunds, Wendell Smallwood and Kerrith Whyte, Jr., tight end Kyle Markway, and wide receivers Saeed Blacknall, and Ryan Switzer.

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