On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Mitch Trubisky, punter Pressley Harvin and offensive lineman Chuks Okorafor from their roster. The official announcement of their departure came shortly after reports surfaced about Trubisky’s departure from the team.
Harvin, a seventh-round pick in 2021, had been the Steelers’ punter for the last three seasons. During his time in Pittsburgh, he averaged 39.4 net yards per kick and landed just under 35 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard-line. He was a valuable member of the team and his release marks a significant change for the Steelers as they move forward with their roster.
As for Okorafor, he joined the Steelers as a third-round pick in 2018. He started 59 games and made 77 overall appearances during his time with the team, with 48 of those games coming from 2020-2022. His departure leaves a hole on the offensive line that will need to be filled as the Steelers continue to build their roster for next season.
The departure of these players marks a significant change for the Steelers as they move forward with their roster. They will need to find new players to fill these roles if they want to compete at a high level next season.