Steelers Add International Player; Release Quarterback


Steelers Add International Player; Release Quarterback

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PITTSBURGH ― The Steelers released first year QB Jared Zabransky and added a player as part of the NFL International Practice Squad Program, the team announced today.

The Steelers added WR Marvin Allen (5-10, 180) of London, England to their roster today. He will remain on the team's practice squad for the entire 2008 season.

Allen, 25, spent the 2006 season on the Steelers' practice squad as the team's NFL Europe International Practice Squad player. He spent the 2007 season on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad as part of the same program. Allen played three seasons (2005-07) in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy, Amsterdam Admirals and Rhein Fire, respectively.

The addition of Allen will allow the Steelers to carry 81 players on their training camp roster.

Zabransky, who signed with the Steelers on Feb. 6, spent part of the 2007 season on the Houston Texans' practice squad. He originally signed with Houston in 2007 as an undrafted rookie out of Boise State.

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