Jonathan Dwyer, who was the Steelers' leading rusher last season, was among the 22 players the team released this afternoon to get down to the 53-man NFL roster limit, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The other big news was the activation of veteran tight endHeath Miller from the physically-unable to-perform list. Miller, who tore three ligaments in his right knee, last December, will be able to practice with his teammates and prepare to play at some point early in the season. If he had remained on the PUP list he would not have been able to return until the sixth week of the season.
The other players released were: punterBrian Moorman, cornerbacksJosh Victorian and Devin Smith, linebackers Marshall McFadden, Terrence Garvin, Alex Baxter and Brian Rolle, offensive linemen Mike Golic, Jr., Joe Long, Chris Hubbard and Joe Madsen, defensive lineman Brian Arnfelt, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, receivers Kashif Moore and Reggie Dunn, running back Alevester Alexander and safety Ross Ventrone.