The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived safety John Battle and cornerback Trevor Williams, the team announced on Friday after signing defensive back Arthur Maulet.
The move gets the team back to being able to sign its rookie class and stay within the 90-man offseason roster limit. The Steelers entered the draft period with 75 players on their roster, signed two free agents in Maulet and DeMarkus Acy, drafted nine and signed eight undrafted free agents.
The Steelers had previously released tight end Charles Jones and punter Corliss Waitman.
Battle, 25, spent the 2020 season on the Steelers’ practice squad after joining the team as an undrafted free agent out of LSU last spring. He did not appear in any games in his first pro season.
Williams, 27, joined the Steelers late in the 2020 season, but did not appear in any games. The team signed him to a future contract for the 2021 season in January. The Penn State alum was a starter for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers from 2016-18, but has now been released by the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and Steelers since 2019.
With the two moves, the Steelers’ roster now stands at 81 players, awaiting the signing of the team’s nine draft picks.