Brian St. Pierre, who declined an offer from the Steelers last season because he grew tired of getting cut by them, was cut again yesterday.
St. Pierre, their third-team quarterback, was released to make room for another cornerback. Rookie Jovon Johnson, an Erie native who played at Mercyhurst Prep and Iowa, was signed to the Steelers' 53-man roster and likely will suit up for the game today against Kansas City.
It has been a whirlwind two weeks for Johnson, 22. He signed on with the Steelers' practice squad last week, a week after he and Pitt cornerback Josh Lay tried out. Johnson also had just signed to play with the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
The Steelers have lost two cornerbacks in the past two weeks -- Ricardo Colclough to a mysterious neck injury and starter Deshea Townsend to a hamstring injury.