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The Steelers have released QB Troy Smith according to ProFootballTalk.com. The team was going to need to release one quarterback heading into camp. Smith was the choice. The Steelers could not have that many QB’s on the roster. They barely have enough reps to go around for 3 quarterbacks, let alone five. It would just be a waste of a roster spot to have all five on the field.
The Steelers can now sign someone who can help out during camp. Possibly a cornerback or a wide receiver. You can always use those for scout team during practice. This move was inevitable. It could have been either Smith or Jerrod Johnson but the Steelers chose Smith.
Smith has now been out of the NFL for over a year and does not have much time to sign with another team. He is less then a month away from training camp and most teams have full rosters.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday that former Heisman winning quarterback Troy Smith was cut from the team. Smith was fighting for a back-up quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger. However, he was fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are still o ContinueThe post Why Troy Smith, Not Jerrod Johnson, Was Cut appeared first on SteelBlitz.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, a former Ohio State star who won the 2006 Heisman Trophy.
Smith signed with the Steelers earlier this year. He has also spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009). The Ravens drafted him in the fifth round (174th...
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The Steelers released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, the team announced via its official Twitter feed. Smith had been listed fifth on the Steelers' QB depth chart behind Jerrod Johnson, Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger. Smith was a fifth-round pick from Ohio State and spent three seasons with the Ravens before joining the San Francisco 49ers in 2010.
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