Steelers release running back Duce Staley

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Duce Staley might finally help the Steelers this season by making room on the roster for someone else. The Steelers today released the veteran running back who virtually did not play this season.

Staley played one down in the first game of the season.

Faced with new and old injuries and not enough time for them to heal before they play again Thursday night against Cleveland, the Steelers signed two of their former players -- wide receiver Lee Mays and cornerback Chidi Iwuoma, their former special teams co-captain.

Mays was cut Sept. 2 and Iwuoma Sept. 6, the day before the season opened.

They also placed rookie wide receiver Willie Reid on injured reserve, ending his season. Reid missed the past eight games with a foot sprain after playing in just one game this season.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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