By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers announced nine cuts as they are preparing to get down to the mandatory 53-man roster limit.

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The team released tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive tackle TJ Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, offensive guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton, and safety Lamont Wade.

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Teams in the NFL must be at mandatory 53-man roster limit by 4:00 p.m. on August 31.

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The Steelers will be able to sign a total of 16 players to the practice squad on September 1.