Cuts are in

The wide receiver and center positions remain fully loaded, but two more players must be released by the end of the day as the Steelers scan the waiver wire.

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers today released 20 players in order to get closer to the 53-player limit by today's 6 p.m. deadline.

The Steelers also announced that 12-year veteran offensive lineman Barrett Brooks was placed on the Reserve/Injured list after injuring his quadriceps in the team's preseason finale versus the Carolina Panthers. Brooks will miss the entire 2006 season.

The players released from the Steelers roster include, P Mike Barr, QB Shane Boyd, OL Tim Brown, TE Charles Davis, TE Jon Dekker, DE Orien Harris, RB Cedric Humes, QB Omar Jacobs, FB Branden Joe, FB John Kuhn, S Mike Lorello, CB Anthony Madison, WR Lee Mays, DE Shaun Nua, DT Scott Paxson, LB Richard Seigler, LB Ron Stanley, OT Brandon Torrey, DE Lee Vickers and WR Walter Young.

The Steelers must release two more players by 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, to reach the NFL's 53-man roster limit.

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