STEELERS PUT AN END TO SPECULATION ABOUT SUISHAM LOSING HIS JOB
The Pittsburgh Steelers put an end this morning to speculation regarding the possibility of rookie kicker Daniel Hrapmann beating out veteran Shaun Suisham for the starting kicker job. Hrapmann showed a strong leg and at least had the media talking but was among the Steelers 15 cuts this morning as the team gets down to 75.
The 15 players released also included linebacker Ryan Baker, defensive tackle Mike Blanc, wide receiver Paul Cox, cornerback Andre Freeman, linebacker Mortty Ivy (Waived/Injured List), offensive lineman Kyle Jolly, long snapper Matt Katula, tight end Jamie McCoy, cornerback Walter McFadden, tight end Justin Peelle, safety Myron Rolle, wide receiver Juamorris Stewart, defensive tackle Kade Weston and wide receiver Jimmy Young.
Suisham is in the second year of a 4 year, $6.3 million deal and there had been some chatter that if the Steelers needed to clear¬† space to strike a deal with Mike Wallace, releasing Suisham could be an option, therefore¬†rolling the dice with Hrapmman as the team would save close to $1 million. Suisham is carrying a $1.687.500 million cap hit. Word is the Steelers are high on Hrapmman's leg strength but didn't believe in him being accurate enough to be a viable option over Suisham.
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