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WR Reid, KR Drummond Among Steelers Cuts

The Steelers made their necessary roster cuts today to get to 53.  Here are the players gone: LB Patrick Bailey, P Paul Ernster, FB Billy Latsko, OG Doug Legursky, OG Matt Lentz, CB Roy Lewis, S Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, OT Jeremy Parquet, DT Scott Paxson, DE Jordan Reffett, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod, TE Lee Vickers, RB Justin Vincent, and CB Travis Williams.  The biggest names released were WR Willie Reid and former Pro Bowl KR Eddie Drummond.

The team also put LB Arnold Harrison as well as LB Mike Humpal and S Ryan Mundy, both 2008 sixth-round picks, on the IR.

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  1. Jay Sabo

    August 31, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I don’t have a problem with really any of our cuts. I tend to trust management when it comes to dealing with our players…Which brings me to a point-What about when management deals with other teams’ players (i.e., free agency, waiver wire, etc.)? I’m not saying management is bad at it, I’m just saying I, as a fan, tend to raise a brow when certain players are seemingly left behind when we definitely need them. Like, I’ll be raising a brow when we decide not to sign Willie Anderson. Call me crazy, I just think he might be a pass blocking upgrade over all our existing options but what do I know?

  2. R. Blier

    September 22, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Now that Philadelphia has shown the entire NFL how we can be beaten each and every game, I sure wish we would have had a Kick Return man like EDDIE DRUMMOND, not having 230lb. tailbacks trying to break one. Mr. Drummond gave Detroit a huge boost several times when the game was is serious doubt, and a run-back (or two) by Drummond got them the “W”. The money vs. the talent; I can’t understand how Drummond was cut, and after watching our high scoring attack on Philly, I know it was a mistake to let him go. Now we can hope for a big 5 or 10 yd. kick return from Mendenhall all season, instead of hoping for a 95 yd. TD run back from Drummond.

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