Here is some minor Pittsburgh Steelers transaction news for you on this Tuesday that I forgot to pass along to you late last week.
The Steelers waived undrafted rookie outside linebacker Tyriq McCord from their Reserve/Injured list this past Thursday and he has since cleared waivers.
McCord, who played his college football at Miami, had signed with the Steelers immediately after the 2016 NFL Draft concluded and had received a $7,000 signing bonus as part of his deal.
During the Steelers OTA practices, McCord suffered an unspecified injury that led to him being waived injured. After clearing waivers, he reverted to the team’s Reserve/Injured list and the team decided not to work out an injury settlement with him.
McCord is now presumably healthy again and free to sign with any team he chooses. His waiving will result in a dead money charge of $2,333 this year against the Steelers salary cap and the team will have another dead charge in 2017 of $4,667.
During his college career at Miami, McCord recorded 95 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, three interceptions, five forced fumbles, two recoveries and five pass defenses.