The Steelers have released cornerback Lafayette Pitts as part of nine cuts on Saturday as the works its way to a 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.
Pitts, a Pitt and Woodland Hills alum and Duquesne native, joined the Steelers late in training camp on Aug. 6.
Pitts played three games this preseason with the Steelers and had one pass defended, two tackles and one interception.
— The Free Agent (@TheFreeAgentFR) August 13, 2021
Pitts, 28, spent the 2020 season on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner also previously spent three seasons with the Bills and one each with the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has played 40 career NFL games.
Pitts was released on Saturday along with tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade.
The Steelers roster now stands at 71 players. The team still must make 18 more cuts before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to be under the 53-man limit. Of the players released, 16 may be added to the team’s practice squad.