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Steelers Waive UDFA Wide Receiver



Steelers WR Cody Chrest

The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived wide receiver Cody Chrest as part of three roster moves on Monday, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of KPRC-2 Houston.

Chrest just joined the Steelers on May 25, and had taken part in only a handful of the team’s organized team activity sessions at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex before his release.

Chrest is a 6-foot, 193-pound wide receiver from Houston, Texas. After graduating from Cy Fair High School, he first spent four seasons at Harvard, where he played sparingly and battled injuries until his senior season in 2019, when he broke out for 45 catches for 706 yards and five touchdowns.

Following his career with the Crimson, he transferred to Sam Houston State for his final two seasons of eligibility.

In 2020-21, Chrest caught 41 passes for 463 yards and two scores while moving into scholarship football for the first time with the Bearkats. He bested that in 2021, with 54 catches for 704 yards and five scores. In 2022, he caught 36 passes for 548 yards and two touchdowns while being limited to just nine games.

As a draft prospect, Chrest tested exceptionally well, combining his average size with blazing speed, posting a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, 4.12-second shuttle run and 6.77-second three-cone drill, all near the 90th percentile of tested wide receivers.

Chrest was initially announced as having signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent, but was apparently released or never ended up signing in indy.
In addition to releasing Chrest, the Steelers signed free agent offensive tackle Jarrid Williams and running back Darius Hagans on Monday, bringing their offseason roster to the maximum of 90 players.