The Steelers have released quarterback Paxton Lynch, the team announced on Saturday.
Lynch first joined the Steelers in the middle of the 2019 after they suffered repeated injuries at the quarterback position. He was signed to the Steelers Practice squad on Sept. 17 and promoted to the active roster on Oct. 11.
A former first-round pick of the Denver Broncos out of the University of Memphis in 2016, Lynch has appeared in five career games, all with Denver, and has a 76.7 passer rating.
Lynch was unable to unseat second-year pro Devlin Hodges as the Steelers’ third-string quarterback in training camp this season.
Lynch is the eighth 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, tight end Kyle Markway and wide receiver Ryan Switzer.