The Steelers have waved tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson in advance of the team’s 2020 training camp.
Scotland-Williamson, 27, a native of England and a former rugby player, had been with the team since 2018 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway. IPP players are exempt from the NFL’s maximum roster limit.
He never appeared in a regular season game with the team or even as a member of the active roster. He was waived prior to the season in 2018 and 2019 and re-signed as a member of the practice squad for both seasons. The 6-foot-9, 274-pound Scotland-Williamson did not catch a pass in four preseason games in 2019.
Before joining the Steelers, he played rugby union for the Worcester Warriors of the North Midlands Rugby Football Union. He made 23 appearances as a lock from 2014-17.
With his release, the Steelers still have four tight ends on their offseason roster: Eric Ebron, Vance McDonald, Zach Gentry and Kevin Rader.