The Pittsburgh Steelers have released rookie free agent safety Donovan Stiner, the team announced on Tuesday as part of its cut-down to the 53-man roster limit.
Stiner joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of Florida on May 1. He spent nearly the entirety of training camp as the Steelers’ third-team free safety before briefly being elevated to the second team after Tre Norwood was moved to the slot.
In four preseason games this summer, Stiner had eight tackles and one interception in the Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Right there for the taking 💪
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 6, 2021
At Florida, Stiner played in 48 games, recording 150 tackles and interceptions in his time with the Gators. As a senior in 2020, he had 62 tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup. He was also a key member of Florida’s special teams unit.
Stiner was among 14 players removed from the active roster on Tuesday as the Steelers cut down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit before the 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers also cut guard Rashaad Coward, running back Trey Edmunds, guard B.J. Finney, cornerback Mark Gilbert, tackle Chaz Green, tackle John Leglue, outside linebacker Cassius Marsh, cornerback Arthur Maulet, tight end Kevin Rader, outside linebacker Quincy Roche, running back Jaylen Samuels and wide receiver Cody White.
Additionally, quarterback Josh Dobbs was placed on injured reserve.