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Baron Batch, Stevenson Sylvester among Steelers notable cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut down their roster to 75. Two notable cuts today include running back Baron Batch and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester. The addition of Felix Jones hurt Batch’s chances of making the team and releasing him now gives him a shot at catching on with another team, but he’s unlikely to have much of an NFL career from here.
Sylvester has been injured for much of camp and never progressed past a special teams player. Here are the official cuts:
*The Steelers have placed linebacker Sean Spence on the team’s Reserve/Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) List. In addition, the team has placed offensive guard Justin Cheadle and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke on the team’s Waived/Injured List.
*The Steelers have released offensive tackle D’Anthony Batiste, running back Baron Batch, offensive tackle Mike Farrell, wide receiver David Gilreath, wide receiver Tyler Shaw, cornerback Ryan Steed, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, tight end Peter Tuitupou, quarterback John Parker Wilson, wide receiver J.D. Woods and running back Jeremy Wright.
*The Steelers have also placed rookie defensive end Nick Williams on the Reserve/Injured List.
Pittsburgh must reduce its roster to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m.

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