The Pittsburgh Steelers waived 22 players, including veteran running back Jonathan Dwyer on Saturday, cutting their roster down to the league-mandated 53-players.
Dwyer, the Steelers first pick in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, played in 21 games during his career with the team. The Steelers also cut 12-year veteran punter Brian Moorman, who is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
The Steelers also cut three recent draft picks, nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu, the No. 4 pick in 2012; cornerback Terry Hawthorne, the No. 5 pick in 2013; and wide receiver Justin Brown, the No. 6a pick in 2013.
The rest of the cuts included eight undrafted rookies: Cornerback Josh Victorian, linebacker Marshall McFadden, and tight end Jamie McCoy, wide receiver Reggie Dunn; offensive linemen Mike Golic Jr., Joe Madsen, and Chris Hubbard; defensive end Brian Arnfelt; linebackers Alan Baxter andTerence Garvin; and cornerback Devin Smith.
First-year players cut were: Wide receiver Kashif Moore, running back Alvester Alexander, tight end Nathan Overbay, and tackle Joe Long. Also waived were second-year linebacker Brian Rolle and second-year safety Ross Ventrone.
The Steeelers 53-man roster is made up of, three quarterbacks, five running backs, five wide receivers, five tight ends, eight offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, eight linebackers, 10 defensive backs, and three specialists.