Before he even had a chance to make it to training camp, the Steelers released first-year quarterback Jared Zabransky and added wide receiver Marvin Allen to their practice squad as part of an NFL Europe international program.
Zabransky, a three-year starter who was 33-5 and had two undefeated regular seasons at Boise State, was signed as a free agent after the 2007 season with the idea he could compete for the No. 3 quarterback spot.
But his release was not surprising after the Steelers drafted Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon on the fifth round in April.
Allen (5-10, 180) is a native of London, England, and spent the 2006 season on the practice squad as the team's NFL Europe International Practice Squad player. He spent last season on the Miami Dolphins practice squad as part of the same program.