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Steelers reduce roster to 53 players; sign cornerback Ross Cockrell

PITTSBURGH, Pa.– The Steelers have made several roster moves, trimming their roster to the league-mandated 53 players prior to today's 4 p.m. deadline, the team announced.

Here is the 53 man roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers as announced on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Pittsburgh released running backs Jawon Chisholmand Josh Harris, defensive linemen Matt Conrath,Ethan Hemerand Mike Thornton, safeties Jordan Dangerfield, Alden Darbyand Gerod Holliman, offensive linemenReese Dismukes, B.J. Finneyand Doug Legursky, cornerbacks Kevin Foggand B.W. Webb, linebackers L.J. Fort, Shayon Greenand Howard Jones, and wide receivers Shakim Phillipsand Jarrod West.

The Steelers placed offensive linemenKelvin Palmerand Mitchell Van Dyk on the team's Waived/Injured List.

Pittsburgh also signed free agent cornerback Ross Cockrellto a one-year contract. The 6-0, 190-pound Duke University product entered the NFL as a fourth-round (109th overall) draft selection of the Buffalo Bills in 2014 and appeared in seven games during his rookie season. He was released by Buffalo last month. Cockrell will wear No. 31.

The Steelers can sign up to 10 practice squad players after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 6.

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