Steelers Release TE Weslye Saunders

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move today as reports that they have decided to release second-year tight end Weslye Saunders.

Saunders returned to the team on Monday after serving his four gamer suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. It was believed by many that veteran Leonard Pope would be the odd man out as his playing time has decreased the last two weeks.

Saunders was signed as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina last season and he recorded four receptions and one touchdown as a rookie.

The Steelers had to make a roster move by 4:00 p.m. today after being granted a roster exemption due to the short week.

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