Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/31/12
Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR's and 3 QB's. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David Gilreath, Derrick Williams and the others were all cut today. Also Sean Spence, rookie LB from Miami was placed on injured reserve after that gut wrenching left knee injury he sustained against the Panthers. Also, OG David DeCastro will also be placed on IR but is the likely candidate to come off during the season under the NFL's new injured reserve policy. According to the teams website, Two veterans that have spent time with the Steelers who were released today are offensive lineman Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos(Waived/Injured List). Essex has played in 76 career games for Pittsburgh (28 starts) while Kapinos has been the team’s punter for most of the past t...
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