The most discussed player on cutdown weekend, QB Landry Jones, kept his roster spot as the Steelers cut 22 players on Saturday afternoon.
* Quarterback Brendon Kay.
* Offensive linemen Will Simmons, Graham Pocic (and Whimper).
Some of the more interesting roster decisions included:
-- Cutting Whimper forced the team to cover two OL spots with two different players. Rookie fifth-round pick Wesley Johnson, who started at center in the last preseason game, becomes the No. 4 OT; Chris Hubbard becomes the backup guard.
-- Not keeping a No. 4 OLB among the eight linebackers kept. Terence Garvin will fill the position on paper, but it's a position that's losing snap counts -- with the likes of nose tackle -- as the team is forced to take a majority of snaps in a 4-3 nickel.
Of the above cuts, all but Paulson, Ventrone, Carter and Whimper are eligible for the practice squad, which can be formed at noon on Sunday.