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Release of two made official, Steelers add Breiden Fehoko to offseason roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a very active end of the week after reports of them releasing a pair of players made their way around social media. On Friday evening, the Steelers made the release of Patrick Peterson and Allen Robinson official.

This per the Steelers official Twitter/X account:

The release of Robinson and Peterson saved the Steelers around $16 million dollars towards their salary cap this offseason, but there was another aspect of the above news which might have been overlooked by some fans. That being the Steelers signing a familiar face to a one-year contract. That’s none other than nose tackle Breiden Fehoko.

Fehoko originally signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2023 season. He spent the previous three seasons (2020-2022) with the Los Angeles Chargers after signing with them as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft.

Fehoko started the season on the team’s practice squad but was promoted to the 53-man roster on Sept. 20. He was later released from the 53-man roster and signed back to the practice squad.

Fehoko had played in 19 career games, starting four of them.

The Steelers, now equipped with around $26 million dollars in salary cap space, prepare for the team to be active in free agency which starts next week. The tampering period starts on Monday with the new league year officially starting Wednesday at 4pm EST. Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the start of the new league year.


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