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Like every team in the NFL, the Steelers had to have their roster cut from 80 to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 31. But unlike most teams, Pittsburgh was able to get four preseason games of evaluations before making their final roster cuts. 

While there weren't many starting spots up for grabs, several position battles did play out over the course of the preseason. One of the most tightly contested position battles was at nickel cornerback, a position that was presumably won by James Pierre. A position battle that gained national attention was the Steelers' backup quarterback situation, as Dwayne Haskins made a strong case to make Pittsburgh's regular-season roster. 

Here's a look at the players the Steelers have released. Pittsburgh has 12 days remaining until they kick off the regular season in Buffalo against the Bills

Steelers roster cuts 

RB Jaylen Samuels 

OL B.J. Finney 

DB Arthur Maulet 

OLB Cassius Marsh 

OLB Quincy Roche 

RB Tony Brooks-James 

CB Shakur Brown 

P Jordan Berry 

WR Rico Bussey Jr. 

TE Marcus Baugh 

LS Kameron Canaday 

DT TJ Carter 

CB Lafayette Pitts 

WR Anthony Johnson 

WR Mathew Sexton 

OLB Jamar Watson 

OG Malcolm Pridgeon 

S Lamont Wade 

WR Isaiah McKoy

OT Brandon Walton 

P Sam Sloman

DT Abdullah Anderson 

DB Stephen Denmark 

LB Calvin Bundage 

OL Aviante Collins 

RB Pete Guerriero 

WR Tyler Simmons 

TE Marcus Baugh 

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