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    Steelers release Russell

    Just got a text from KDKA. Curious move IMO
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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    A little anxious to hear the details, I wonder if he got into some trouble or if it's performance related....

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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Just read on the other board that they signed Patrick Bailey off the PS. I guess Bailey will take Donovan Woods place on special teams.
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    As much as I like Russell...I'm not surprised. I didn't think he would make the squad personally. He regressed...and had a horrific preseason.

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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    As much as I like Russell...I'm not surprised. I didn't think he would make the squad personally. He regressed...and had a horrific preseason.
    Wow. This is a surprise, but it illustrates IMO the following:

    1. FWP is 100% and there are no worries
    2. Confidence in Moore and Mendenhall
    3. The hard fact that RBs in the NFL are a dime a dozen

    I am surprised the activated Baily. I would have much rather have seen them sign Dre Moore off the Tampa PS to reinforce the DL and get another young body there to develop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    As much as I like Russell...I'm not surprised. I didn't think he would make the squad personally. He regressed...and had a horrific preseason.
    Wow. This is a surprise, but it illustrates IMO the following:

    1. FWP is 100% and there are no worries
    2. Confidence in Moore and Mendenhall
    3. The hard fact that RBs in the NFL are a dime a dozen

    I am surprised the activated Baily. I would have much rather have seen them sign Dre Moore off the Tampa PS to reinforce the DL and get another young body there to develop.
    I think Russell came in last season with something to prove. He ran with a grudge. I think he worked. This season he ran flat, seemed like he ran with half a heart. I wonder if work ethic came into play here. Just a thought.

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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    As much as I like Russell...I'm not surprised. I didn't think he would make the squad personally. He regressed...and had a horrific preseason.
    Wow. This is a surprise, but it illustrates IMO the following:

    1. FWP is 100% and there are no worries
    2. Confidence in Moore and Mendenhall
    3. The hard fact that RBs in the NFL are a dime a dozen

    I am surprised the activated Baily. I would have much rather have seen them sign Dre Moore off the Tampa PS to reinforce the DL and get another young body there to develop.
    That's what I've been saying. It seemed like everyone was all over Russell's nuts in the preseason, but I never saw anything spectacular out of him.

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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    I am surprised the activated Baily. I would have much rather have seen them sign Dre Moore off the Tampa PS to reinforce the DL and get another young body there to develop.
    I think this move was strictly special teams related. Im sure Bailey has a little more speed than Moore, plus there are the associated work ethic issues hanging aorund Moores neck. In addition, I expect to see Russell on the PS if he clears waivers. (only 4 RB on roster)

    That said, I cant wait till Woods gets back in action, he was looking like this years undrafted free agent gem. Id expect Bailey to return to the PS and then the return of Russell to the active roster. Just my guess...
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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    Just got a text from KDKA. Curious move IMO

    just saw it on NFLN too.
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    Re: Steelers release Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelTorch
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    As much as I like Russell...I'm not surprised. I didn't think he would make the squad personally. He regressed...and had a horrific preseason.
    Wow. This is a surprise, but it illustrates IMO the following:

    1. FWP is 100% and there are no worries
    2. Confidence in Moore and Mendenhall
    3. The hard fact that RBs in the NFL are a dime a dozen

    I am surprised the activated Baily. I would have much rather have seen them sign Dre Moore off the Tampa PS to reinforce the DL and get another young body there to develop.
    That's what I've been saying. It seemed like everyone was all over Russell's nuts in the preseason, but I never saw anything spectacular out of him.
    Did you see anything spectacular out of him last preseason when he led the league in rushing?

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