The Steelers have released Robert Morris alum Marcelis Branch, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com
Branch, 25, is a first-year cornerback. He played in three of the Steelers’ four preseason game, recording seven tackles, defending two passes and making an interception on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
The @steelers are going the other way!
Marcelis Branch with the INT!
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 30, 2019
The Homestead, Florida native spent 2018 out of football after attending training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. He also attended camp with Atlanta in 2017. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers in January.
Branch was a three-time all-NEC selection with the Colonials. He set a program record with 42 starts and finished his time at Robert Morris 10th on the team’s all-time tackling list.