In a stunning move, the Steelers released former starting left guard Kendall Simmons on the eve of free agency. Simmons had been their first round draft pick in 2002 and became an immedate starter as a rookie. He missed 2004 to injury, and was lost for the season in week five against Jacksonville this year.
The release of Simmons means that Darnell Stapleon is the only full-time guard that they have under contract. Perhaps this move signals that the Steelers believe they can resign free agent guard Chris Kemoeatu, perhaps it means something else.
But you can count on Steel Curtain Rising to vigorously follow up on the Steelers release of Kendall Simmons.