Jerry DePaoli of the Inside Pittsburgh Sports is reporting that the agent of Frank “The Tank” Summers in addition to a league source have confirmed that the Steelers 2009 fifth round draft pick has been cut.
The report also indicates that the Steelers will attempt to sign Summers to the practice squad, although Craig Schaffer, Summer’s agent, says he has already gotten calls from interested teams.
Such reports from agents are to be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes they are true, sometimes talk is just talk, and other times the agent is simply attempting to create the impression that his client is in demand.
Inside Pittsburgh Sports is also reporting that the Steelers granted permission to Justin Hartwig’s agent to seek a trade. Jim Wexell’s Twitter feed carried a report that Steel Curtain Rising referenced earlier saying that Hartwig had been told to “look elsewhere.”