Justin Hartwig Reportedly Cut By Steelers

359 days ago the Steelers signed starting center Justin Hartwig to a four year extension.

Today Inside the Steel City’s Jim Wexell reports that the Steelers have decided to part ways with Hartwig.

If this turns out to be correct, Hartwig would be the biggest cut the Steelers have or will make, as Hartwig started every game for the team since joining as an unrestricted free agent in the 2008 off season.

Hartwig’s play, however, had slipped, and many felt he had been out played by back up center Doug Legursky and even Kraig Urbik, whom the Steelers have also decided to cut.

Even if this report turns out to be false, which is doubtful, Hartwig will be replaced in the starting line up by 2010 first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncy.

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