The Pittsburgh Steelers have made several roster moves today in an effort to get their roster down to the league-mandated 75 players.
The team officially announced the trade for kicker Josh Scobee, sending a 2016 sixth round pick to Jacksonville. The Steelers are currently without their 5th and 6th round selections next year following the Scobee and Brandon Boykin trade. If Boykin plays 60% of the snaps in 2015, the fifth rounder becomes a fourth.
Mike Adams was placed on the reserve/PUP list, meaning hee will miss at least the first six weeks. Adams underwent back surgery on July 20th and hasn’t practiced since.
Senquez Golson was sent to injured reserve after repairing a torn labrum. The rookie’s season is officially over.
The Steelers placed tight ends Cameron Clear and Ray Hamilton plus defensive end Niko Davis on the waived/injured list. Once they clear waivers, they will revert to injured reserve. The Steelers will have five days to issue an injury settlement or else they will spend the entire season on injured reserve. Clear had knee surgery to remove a bone chip several weeks ago.
Kicker Garrett Hartley was placed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury during Saturday’s Buffalo Bills game.
In order to get to a 75 man roster, the Steelers released the following players: running back Braylon Heard, wide receivers C.J. Goodwin and Kenzel Doe, offensive tackle Kevin Whimpey, offensive guards Collin Rahrig and Miles Dieffenbach, defensive ends Joe Kruger and Joe Okafor, cornerback Jordan Sullen, and safety Ian Wild.