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Steelers Release Rookie WR Isaiah McKoy

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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have released wide receiver Isiah McKoy as part of the team’s mandatory cut from 90 players to 85 on Tuesday.

McKoy, 21, signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State on May 1. He was targeted six times in two preseason games, making two catches for four yards. He also returned one punt for a seven-yard loss and recovered a fumble.

McKoy started all three seasons at Kent State before coming out as a true junior. McKoy played a total of 24 games, with the Flashes getting in just four in a COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.

McKoy’s best collegiate season was as a junior in 2019, when he hauled in 56 passes for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished his college career with 123 catches for 1,750 yards and 16 scores. He was a two-time All-MAC selection.

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The Steelers still have 10 wide receivers remaining on their active roster, returning regulars JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud, and young players Rico Bussey, Anthony Johnson, Mathew Sexton, Tyler Simmons and Cody White.

Defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson, cornerback Stephen Denmark, kicker Sam Sloman and tackle Brandon Walton were cut along with McKoy. The Steelers must further cut from 85 players to 80 by Tuesday, Aug, 24.

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