The Steelers, following their win over the Panthers on Thursday, announced their roster moves today to get the roster down to 53.
The first move was an obvious on, putting rookie linebacker Sean Spence on their Reserve/Injured List. Spence was hurt in the Thursday win, hurting his left knee.
Two vets that were waived were OL Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos (Waived/Injured List). The punting job will be handled by Drew Butler to start the year.
The other 19 players released include defensive backs Damon Cromartie-Smith, Terrence Frederick and Josh Victorian, linebackers Brandon Hicks and Marshall McFadden, defensive linemen Corbin Bryant, Igbinosun Ikponmwosa and Jake Stoller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, running back DuJuan Harris, wide receivers Tyler Beiler, Toney Clemons, David Gilreath, Marquis Maze and Derrick Williams, and offensive linemen Ryan Lee, John Malecki and Chris Scott.