The Pittsburgh Steelers made one transaction on Thursday and included a player being waived.
According to the NFL transaction release from Thursday, the Steelers waived cornerback Antonio Crawford with a failed physical designation.
Crawford, a former undrafted free agent out of West Virginia, signed originally with the Steelers last August. One day after he was signed the Steelers waived Crawford injured and after clearing waivers he reverted back to the team’s Reserve/Injured list and he remained there all season.
The waiving of Crawford now leaves the Steelers with 71 players in total under contract. His waiving should not impact the Steelers salary cap situation as he was scheduled to earn a base salary in 2018 of $480,000 and that has him outside the team’s offseason top-51.
Crawford who ended his college career at West Virginia after starting it at Miami, played in 47 total games between the two schools. He registered 83 total tackles, one interception and 14 total pass breakups. At his 2017 pro day, Crawford measured in at 5-10, 184-pounds. He ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.56-seconds and had a nice short shuttle time of 4.11-seconds to go along with a 6.95-second 3-cone time.