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Steelers Release Veteran OT Trent Scott



Steelers OL Trent Scott

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released offensive tackle Trent Scott, the team announced on Tuesday as the club got down to the 53-man roster limit in advance of the 4 p.m. deadline.

Scott, 28, joined the Steelers as a free agent in May. He had spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he served under current Steelers offensive line coach Pat Meyer.

Throughout training camp, Scott was one of the Steelers’ second-team tackles, alternating sides with No. 3 tackle Joe Haeg. With Haeg out with a concussion and starter Chukwuma Okorafor missing practice for personal reasons, Scott was the team’s starting right tackle as recently as last Friday.

Both Haeg and Scott were released on Tuesday, while the team traded for veteran Jesse Davis from the Minnesota Vikings.

It seems likely that at least one of Haeg or Scott will be re-signed to the 53-man roster once players can be added to the injured reserve list starting on Wednesday. As vested veterans, neither player needs to clear waivers.

Scott was set to earn $1.035 million in 2022 salary, with a $895,000 salary thanks to the  veteran salary benefit rule. His release will not incur the Steelers any dead cap charges. If he re-signs with the team, there will be no financial impact to his release.

The team also released running back Anthony McFarland Jr., cornerback Justin Layne and inside linebacker Marcus Allen after practice on Tuesday. The Steelers released 24 players earlier in the day on Tuesday.