Steelers release Russell to move up rookie linebacker Bailey
Move could be temporary depending on Donovan Woods' condition
Saturday, September 20, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers released running back Gary Russell today in order to sign rookie linebacker Patrick Bailey from their practice squad.
Bailey likely is needed on special teams because fellow rookie linebacker Donovan Woods is injured. Woods played well on special teams through two games.
It's possible that Russell would be re-signed next week and Bailey put back on the practice squad if Woods is healthy.
First published on September 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm