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Steelers to Release Tackle Adrian Ealy

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Steelers OT Adrian Ealy

The Pittsburgh Steelers will release offensive tackle Adrian Ealy, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.

Ealy had just joined the Steelers on Aug. 22 after being released by the Los Angeles Rams as the Steelers made an attempt to revamp their third-team offensive line late in training camp. He played in the team’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Ealy, 23, is in his second professional season out of Oklahoma. The 6-foot-6, 321-pound tackle spent the 2021 bouncing around the NFL, first by singing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Ealy didn’t make the Ravens’ initial 53-man roster, but was added to the Ravens practice squad on Sept. 1.

On Oct. 11, Ealy was suspended six weeks for violating the NFL drug policy for performance-enhancing substances. He was released by the Ravens on Nov. 23. After that, he spend one week with the Rams, one week back with the Ravens and two weeks with the Green Bay Packers, all on the practice squad. He did not appear in any games in 2021.

A two-time All-Big 12 selection, Ealy was a two-year starter for the Sooners at right tackle. He is a native of Gonzales, Louisiana.

The Steelers have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday to get down to a 53-man roster. The team has already reportedly released cornerback Linden Stephens, tight end Jace Sternberger, outside linebacker Ron’Dell Carteroffensive lineman John Leglue and defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux. Players that clear waivers can start to be added to the practice squad on Wednesday.

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