The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially announced the signings of their tryout players and corresponding moves. The five players signed out of rookie minicamp are: QB Devlin Hodges, OT Damian Prince, DL Henry Mondeaux and Greg Gilmore, and OLB Tuzar Skipper. The team also officially announced the signing reported earlier today, inking WR Johnny Holton to a deal.
The six players released from the 90 man roster are: QB Brogan Roback, WR Ka’Raun White, OL RJ Prince, DE Jay Hayes, NT Chris Nelson, and OLB Keion Adams.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 13, 2019
Prince and Adams are the two most notable names removed from the roster. This time a year ago, Prince made the 90 man roster after being invited on a tryout basis. He had a good enough preseason to earn him a spot on the practice squad where he spent all season before signing a futures deal this winter.
Adams was a 7th round pick in 2017 but never appeared in a regular season game. A shoulder injury cut his rookie season short, injured during training camp, and he spent all of last year on the taxi squad.
Roback was a logical subtraction in order to add Hodges, who will now be the #4 QB carried through training camp. Hodges won the FCS Heisman in 2018 and set the league’s career record with more than 14,000 passing yards.
Gilmore returns to the roster after being signed by the Steelers as a UDFA out of LSU last season. His training camp was uninspiring, making him an easy cut by preseason’s ends, but he’s evidently shown more this time around. Hayes and Nelson are the odd men out, both rookie UDFAs signed after this year’s draft.
White’s release cleared the way for Holton to make the 90. White was signed to a futures deal after the regular season.