Steelers release McFadden, Battle

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The Steelers began what may be a lengthy house-cleaning list when they released veterans Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle today.

McFadden opened the season as their starting left cornerback, after starting there in 2010 after returning to them via trade with Arizona. McFadden, however, was injured in the opener and lost his starting job to William Gay.

McFadden played six of his seven years with the Steelers, who drafted him in the second round in 2005.

Battle spent the past two seasons with the Steelers after signing as a free agent. A wide receiver, he played mostly on special teams.

The Steelers also waived two players they had signed to futures contracts -- tight end Miguel Chavis and linebacker Erik Clanton.

They added three more players to their 2012 roster, including Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle, a cornerback who had been on the Tennessee Titans practice squad in 2010 and in their training camp last summer. Also signed were wide receiver Juamorris Stewart, who had spent some time with the Arizona Cardinals and linebacker Brandon HIcks, who was in Buffalo's training camp last summer.

First Published February 8, 2012 9:45 PM


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