PITTSBURGH — The Steelers released eight players today, including four rookies, as they trimmed their roster to 75.
Among the rookies released by the Pittsburgh Steelers
were safety Zach Baker
, kicker Mark Brubaker
, offensive tackle Nick Hagemann
and offensive guard Grayling Love
The Steelers also released second-year fullback Doug Easlick and three first-year players, including center/long snapper Kyle Andrews, linebacker Malcolm Postell and wide receiver Isaac West.
Additionally, the Steelers will be placing first-year offensive tackle Ulish Booker on the Reserved/Injured List with a knee injury.
NFL teams must trim their rosters to 53 players by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. Teams may sign up to eight players to their practice squad after noon on Sunday, Sept. 3. The Steelers will have a ninth practice squad player in 2006 as WR Marvin Allen joined the team as part of the NFL International Development Practice Squad program.