Per NFL rules, the Steelers cut down their roster to 22 players on Saturday. But that was hardly the final 53, as the Steelers went to the waiver wire not once, not twice, but three times, adding guard/center Cody Wallace, punter Zoltan Mesko, and cornerback Antwon Blake to their active roster.
They also placed Matt Spaeth on their injured reserve designated return list, which in turn led them to sign linebacker Terrance Martin from their practice squad.
With the exception of Wallace, all of these moves are aimed at shoring up a special teams until which was an glaring liability in preseason.
Practice squad move by @Steelers -- CB Devin Smith is off and CB Isaiah Green is addedThis shuffling with the regular season is having a spill over effect on the practice squad, which continues today as the Steelers said goodbye to practice squad star cornerback Devin Smith and replaced him with cornerback Isaiah Green.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 4, 2013