Skip to main content


Presented by

Steelers reduce roster to 80

The Steelers made roster moves on Tuesday, reducing their roster to the current mandatory 80 players.

The team released linebacker Calvin Bundage, offensive lineman Aviante Collins, running back Pete Guerriero and wide receiver Tyler Simmons. They also waived/injured safety Antoine Brooks Jr.

The next roster cut is to the 53-man roster and must be made by Tuesday, August 31.

The Steelers have their final preseason game on Friday night against the Carolina Panthers, a game Coach Mike Tomlin called a 'big game' for many players as it's a final opportunity before the last roster cut.

"It's a big game for a lot of people," said Tomlin. "It's the culmination of a lot of work and guys getting an opportunity to make a last case for themselves in terms of whether or not they're here and within that, the division of labor within the 53. We recognize the process is what it is. We realize the sand is running through the hourglass. There's a lot of respect for that and a lot of attention to detail and urgency as we move forward with these days."