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Steelers Release Rookie TE Kyle Markway



The Steelers have released tight end Kyle Markway, his agent announced on Twitter on Saturday.

Markway, 23, joined the Steelers late in training camp as an injury replacement after being previously released by the New York Giants.

A 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end out of South Carolina, Markway caught 31 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt senior in 2019.

The Steelers signed him on Aug. 22 after an injury to tight end Dax Raymond, but Markway was stuck behind Vance McDonald, Eric Ebron, Zach Gentry and Kevin Rader on the team’s depth chart at tight end.

Markway is the second player the Steelers have released since the end of training camp, joining linebacker Tuzar Skipper. They must make a total of 27 cuts to get from their 80-man roster down to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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