So much for the theory that Wesyle Saunders spot on the 53-man roster was safe. Saunders coming off a four game suspension for violation of the NFL’s drug policy, has been officially released today.
Pegged to be the Steelers No. 2 tight end, it’s clear Pittsburgh didn’t believe his suspension was just taking the wrong medicine but his release is more than just the character concerns that have followed him since college. Saunders had a very disappointing camp and got into Todd Haley’s dog house early on. Rookie David Paulson has surpassed veteran Leonard Pope as the No. 2 tight end and the coaching staff has been impressed with Paulson. He’s a player they can trust in blocking situations.