PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have trimmed their roster down to the league-mandated 53 players ahead of the start of the regular season, announcing the release of several players including running back Jonathan Dwyer and defensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu.

The team also announced that veteran tight end Heath Miller has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Miller has been recovering from a knee injury. He will now begin to practice with the team.

In addition to Dwyer and Ta’amu, the other players released include: punter Brian Moorman; running back Alvester Alexander; defensive lineman Brian Arnfelt; linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden, Brian Rolle; wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn, Kashif Moore; offensive linemen Mike Golic, Chris Hubbard, Joe Long, Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy, Nathan Overbay; and defensive backs Terry Hawthorne, Devin Smith, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

The Steelers had until 6 p.m. to cut their roster down to the final 53.

The team will be allowed to add eight players to their practice squad starting Sunday at noon.

The Steelers kick off the regular season against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 8 at Heinz Field.

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