UPDATE II: Steelers signed C/G Cody Wallace, formerly of the Bucs, and released C/G John Malecki. They also signed P Zoltan Mesko and CB Antwon Blake, and parted ways with P Drew Butler and CB Isaiah Green.
I’m oddly excited by the Mesko and Blake moves, mostly because they improve special teams. Whether they’re enough to overcome Danny Smith is another issue.
(If you’re looking for another reason to like Mesko, here ya go.)
UPDATE: Here are the eight guys named to the practice squad (interestingly, no Ta’amu): offensive linemen Chris Hubbard and Joe Long, running back Alvester Alexander, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter and Terence Garvin, defensive back Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown.
This is sorta surprising: Jonathan Dwyer was released Saturday.
Here are the rest of the cuts to get the Steelers to 53:
The Steelers released running back Jonanthan Dwyer and punter Brian Moorman. The team also released running back Alvester Alexander, defensive linemen Alameda Ta’amu and Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian Rolle, wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive linemen Mike Golic, Chris Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Terry Hawthorne, Devin Smith, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.
The Steelers also announced that Heath Miller has been activated from the PUP list. And the team can begin adding players to the practice squad Sunday at noon.