The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to release rookie defensive tackle Trevon Mason, the team announced on Tuesday.
The Steelers had signed Mason two weeks ago after giving him a tryout at rookie minicamp. He had previous tried out with the New York Jets.
An Arizona alum, Mason was named an All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention in 2021 after he picked up 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks for the Wildcats. He led the Wildcats with nine quarterback hurries and registered four pass deflections at the line of scrimmage.
Mason started out at Navarro Community College in 2018 before transferring up and joining Arizona in 2019. He started and played all three years with Arizona, racking up 29 games played with 25 starts to go with that.
With the Steelers, Mason was behind starters Tyson Alualu, Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt and backups Montravius Adams, Carlos Davis, Khalil Davis, DeMarvin Leal, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Henry Mondeaux and Chris Wormley on the depth chart.
The team did not release a corresponding translation to go with Mason’s release, and so the team’s offseason roster stands at 89 players.