Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye
Saunders, who spent the first four games of the season on suspension, was
released by the team on Friday.
Saunders, who started six games as a rookie for the Steelers in 2011, was
forced to sit out Pittsburgh's initial four contests for a violation of the
NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The club had a roster
exemption for the former undrafted free agent in Week 6, which expired
following Thursday's 26-23 loss at Tennessee.
The 23-year-old Saunders appeared in all 16 contests last season and recorded
four catches totaling 29 yards with one touchdown.
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