Steelers make roster moves


Steelers Place Offensive Guard Darnell Stapleton on Reserve/Injured List;
Release Four Others To Trim Roster to 75
PITTSBURGH — *The Steelers placed third-year offensive guard
Darnell Stapletonon their Reserve/Injured List and released four others to trim their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 75 players, the team announced today.

Stapleton (6-3, 305) started the final 12 regular-season games and all three playoff games in 2008 after former starter Kendall Simmons suffered a season-ending injury. Stapleton, who was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007 out of Rutgers, played in every game last season after being inactive for every game his rookie season.

The Steelers also released wide receiver
Steven Black, wide receiverMartin Nance, safetyDerrick Richardsonand centerAlex Stepanovichto trim their roster to 75 players. The club must get their roster down to the league limit of 53 players by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.

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