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According to Rotoworld and Spotrac the Pittsburgh Steelers have released offensive lineman Willie Colon. Colon has played right tackle and left guard for the Steelers and is a very good run blocker. However, his last three seasons have ended on injured reserve and his cap number was too large for the Steelers to keep around.
The Steelers resigned Ramon Foster yesterday who will take over as the starting left guard which made Colon expendable. Cutting Colon saves the Steelers $1.5 million right now and will open up another $4 million in cap space in June.
This move does create a dead money hit of over $4 million for the 2014 season that the Steelers will have to deal with next year, but they decided they needed the cap space bad enough this year that they would push that money into next years cap.
As of now the Steelers starting line should be set with Marcus Gilbert, Mike Adams, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Foster on the roster.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been expected to make multiple cuts since the off-season started and Willie Colon has been expected to be one of those players. Even so, he is still on the roster currently, but he is expected to be released today. If the Steelers release Colon after June first they can save $5.5 million against the cap for the 2013 season.
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