PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' trimmed their roster to 75 players before the NFL deadline of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. They released 13 players Monday.
Most significant move: Receiver C.J. Goodwin played on the practice squad last season and had a chance to make a move with Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension. But he never really created a role for himself. The Steelers liked Shakim Phillips' big-play ability better.
Wild card: Ian Wild, a former Canadian Football League safety, is a big hitter who got attention in training camp for his diving tackles in the running game. The Steelers moved him from safety to inside linebacker, which seemed like a good sign for him. At least they liked him enough to experiment. But the Steelers are loaded at that position, so this became a numbers game.
What's next: The Steelers must reduce the roster to 53 players by Friday. They have no obvious salary-cap casualties and should keep most of the core players intact, though difficult decisions remain with late-round picks: tight end Jesse James (fifth round), outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo (sixth round) and safety Gerod Holliman (seventh round). Undrafted receiver/quarterback Tyler Murphy has a chance to stay on the team or join the practice squad.
Steelers cuts: TE Cameron Clear (waived/injured), DE Niko Davis (waived/injured), TE Ray Hamilton (waived/injured), OG Miles Dieffenbach, WR Kenzel Doe, Goodwin, RB Braylon Heard, DE Joe Kruger, DT Joe Okafor, OL Collin Rahrig, CB Jordan Sullen, OT Kevin Whimpey, Wild