Steelers release LB Jon Bostic

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28: Jon Bostic #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action against the Cleveland Browns on October 28, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– After the draft ended, the Steelers chose to release one of the team’s veteran linebackers.

The team cut LB Jon Bostic on Saturday.

Bostic, 27, signed a two-year deal with the Steelers last off season.

However, the team traded up in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to select LB Devin Bush, and the team felt Bostic was an unnecessary player on the roster, leading to his release.

The move will save Pittsburgh $1.1 million against the salary cap.

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