It is barely 24 hours after the Steelers first 2013 training camp practice in full pads, and already the NFL dream appears to be over for two youngsters. Ed Bouchette is reporting on PG Plus as is Steelers.com that the Pittsburgh Steelers have waived defensive tackle Omar Hunter and cornerback Nigel Malone.
- The attentive fan will remember that Malone struggled with Mike Tomlin’s opening day run test.
This of course does not mean that Malone’s difficulty cost him his dream, but clearly he did not help himself. Malone was originally signed to replace fellow cornerback Justin King. King fell victim to the Steelers infamous June curse, and was placed on injured reserve in June for undisclosed reasons.
But if the dream ends for some, for others it takes on new life. To take their places, the Steelers signed tight end John Rabe from Minnesota and cornerback Ryan Steed from Furman. According to Pro Football Reference, Ryan Steed spent time on the New Orelans Saints roster in 2012, although he accumulated no stats and did not appear in any games.