Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: Ex-Steelers Around The League 2020

Former Steelers Around the League

NFL teams established their initial 53-man rosters and practice squads just days ago. Teams will continue to add and subtract from their rosters but here is a snapshot just before the start of the 2020 regular season.

This time last season, I found 23 former Steelers on active rosters. Teams tucked away one on a practice squad and placed three more on reserve lists just before last season’s start.

This year, I found 20 former Steelers on other team’s current 53-man rosters. Four others are on reserve lists. Six former Steelers show up on the expanded practice squads around the league.

This year, the Denver Broncos are the only team with more than two former Steelers on their 53-man roster to start the season.

Here are the former Steelers appearing on other team’s rosters so far in 2020 (let me know who I missed):

53-man Rosters

Buffalo Bills MLB Tyler Matakevich
New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer
New York Jets RB Le’Veon Bell
New York Jets NT Steve McLendon
Baltimore Ravens ILB L.J. Fort
Cincinnati Bengals G Fred Johnson
Cincinnati Bengals K Randy Bullock
Cleveland Browns T Chris Hubbard
Denver Broncos WR Diontae Spencer
Denver Broncs TE Nick Vannett
Denver Broncs ILB Mark Barron
Dallas Cowboys CB C.J. Goodwin
Washington Redskins LB Jon Bostic
Philadelphia Eagles DT Javon Hargrave
Detroit Lions TE Jesse James
Detroit Lions DT Nick Williams
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers C A.Q. Shipley
Arizona Cardinals T Kelvin Beachum
Seattle Seahawks C B.J. Finney


Practice Squads

New York Jets WR Donte Moncrief
Houston Texans T Jerald Hawkins
Denver Broncs C Patrick Morris
Denver Broncs T Jake Rodgers
New York Giants WR Johnny Holton
New Orleans Saints OLB Anthony Chickillo


Reserve Lists (Injured Reserve, Suspended, or Covid Opt-Out)

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Josh Mauro
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Al Woods
Chicago Bears CB Artie Burns
Arizona Cardinals T Marcus Gilbert


Former Steelers Out in the Cold

Here are eight former Steelers that appeared on rosters last season but are currently not with a team:

POS NAME Last Transaction/News
WR Antonio Brown Suspended by NFL July 31, 2020 first 8 games.
P Matt Wile Released by Lions April 27, 2020
DB Morgan Burnett Released by Browns March 16, 2020
CB Ross Cockrell Visited Giants August 8, 2020 but not signed
LS Colin Holba Cut by Giants April 29, 2020
T R.J. Prince Cut by Ravens July 28, 2020
S JJ Wilcox Released by Falcons September 5, 2020
CB Coty Sensabaugh Released by Washington March 23, 2020


Former Steelers from 2019 Regular Season Roster

Finally, here are 12 former Steelers that appeared on Pittsburgh’s 2019 regular season roster but are not currently on another team’s roster.:

POS NAME Last Transaction/News
G Ramon Foster Announced his retirement March 16, 2020
FB Roosevelt Nix Released by Colts August 31, 2020
TE Xavier Grimble Waived by Colts September 8, 2020
DT LT Walton Steelers put on injured reserve November 19, 2019
WR Eli Rogers Played in XFL DC Defenders until league stopped
WR Ryan Switzer Steelers waived him September 5, 2020
DB Kameron Kelly Steelers waived him December 20, 2019
WR Tevin Jones Cowboys waived him September 5, 2020
RB Tony Brooks-James Vikings waived him September 2, 2020
RB Kerrith Whyte Steelers released him September 5, 2020
LB Tuzar Skipper Steelers released him September 5, 2020
P Jordan Berry Steelers released him September 7, 2020


Rosters are fluid once games begin; so, expect these lists to change shape as the season progresses. I will update this if you notice a significant oversight.

 Your Music Selection

I always like to offer a music selection. In 1963 one of the top hits in the USA was a song by a Japanese singer. Here is Sukiyaki (real title Ue o Muite Arukou) by Kyu Sakamoto.

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