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Steelers Release RB Tony Brooks-James

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The Steelers have released running back Tony Brooks-James as part of nine cuts on Saturday as the works its way to a 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Brooks-James joined the Steelers after the start of camp on Aug. 3 after the team suffered a number of injuries at the running back position.

Brooks-James played in three preseason games with the Steelers, carrying 10 times for 57 yards. He also lost one fumble.

This was Brooks-James’ second stint with the Steelers. He first joined the club in October 2019 and played in three games.

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Brooks-James has also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings.

He was released on Saturday along with tight end Marcus Baugh, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade.

The Steelers roster now stands at 71 players. The team still must make 18 more cuts before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to be under the 53-man limit. Of the players released, 16 may be added to the team’s practice squad.

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