Pittsburgh Steelers decide they don’t need 3 long snappers, cut 1, plus WR
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers released long snapper Kameron Canaday on Friday and waived wideout Dez Stewart with an injury designation.
Canaday would’ve been one of three long snappers on the team once sixth-round pick Colin Holba signed. Thirteenth-year veteran Greg Warren is the other. Stewart was one of 11 receivers on the roster, including second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Stewart was signed to a futures contract on Jan. 24. The Steelers signed Canaday on Feb. 21. He played in three games last year for the Arizona Cardinals. Stewart has never appeared in an NFL regular season game. Both were rookies last year.
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Pittsburgh’s 2017 rookies can practice with Steelers coaches for the first time on May 12-14, when rookie minicamp begins, even if they have not yet signed contracts. The Steelers now have enough free spots on their 90-man offseason roster.
They drafted eight players this year.
Steelers 2017 NFL Draft picks
1st round: No. 30 overall – T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
2nd round: No. 62 overall – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
3rd round: No. 94 overall – Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
No. 105 overall – James Conner, RB, Pitt
4th round: No. 135 overall – Josh Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
5th round: No. 173 overall – Brian Allen, CB, Utah
6th round: No. 213 overall – Colin Holba, LS, Louisville
7th round: No. 248 overall – Keion Adams, OLB, Western Michigan
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