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Monday, August 15, 2011

Kemoeatu Activated, Harris Waived

The Pittsburgh Steelers made two roster moves in the wake of their preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. They activated starting guard Chris Kemoeatu, who had opened camp on the physically unable to perform list. To make room for Kemoeatu they cut 2009 7th round draft pick Sunny Harris.

Chris Scott had been drawing rave reviews throughout camp and was believed to have a serious shot at one of the starting guard positions. But Scott performed poorly in the preseason opener.

Perhaps the Steelers had planned to activate Kemoeatu all along at this point in training camp, but with Kemoeatu active Chris Scott will get fewer chances to start.

The decision to waive Sunny Harris likely spells the end to this young man's NFL dream. Drafted in 2009, Harris impressed a lot of folks in the Steelers organization, and Ed Bouchette even drew comparisons between the decision to cut Harris to the Steelers decision to cut Dwayne Board back in 1979.

Carolina prevented the Steelers form keeping Harris on the practice squad, but he did not last long on Carolina's active roster. The Steelers brought him back after Aaron Smith's injury, but cut him again in training camp last year.

Harris popped around a few practice squads last year until returning to Pittsburgh's when Aaron Smith went on IR again.

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