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Steelers Waive QB Tajh Boyd, Sign WR Jarrod West

According to a Tuesday morning report, the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived quarterback Tajh Boyd and signed wide receiver Jarrod West.

The move isn’t overly surprising being as Boyd hasn’t even played a snap so far during the preseason. Also, with Bruce Gradkowski now back practicing again after starting training camp off on the PUP list, there’s no longer a need for four quarterbacks on the roster.

Boyd, who was drafted last year by the New York Jets in the sixth-round, had signed with the Steelers in late July.

West, an undrafted rookie out of Syracuse, caught 134 passes for 1,836 yards and 4 touchdowns during his college career. He had worked out for the team last week but the Steelers ultimately signed David Nelson instead. Nelson is currently nursing a shoulder injury and wide receiver C.J. Goodwin also sat out Monday’s practice.

At his March pro day, West measured in at almost 6-2 and weighed 212 pounds. He recorded a 4.58 second time in the 40-yard dash in addition to a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump.

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