On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers released three players, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, punter Pressley Harvin and offensive lineman Chuks Okorafor. This news came shortly after reports emerged about Trubisky’s departure from the team.
Pressley Harvin had been the Steelers’ punter for the last three seasons. During his time in Pittsburgh, he averaged 39.4 net yards per kick and landed just under 35 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard-line. Harvin was a seventh-round pick in 2021.
Chuks Okorafor joined the Steelers as a third-round pick in 2018. He started 59 games and made 77 overall appearances during his time with the team, with 48 of those games coming from 2020-2022. Okorafor is now a free agent.
The departure of these players marks a significant change for the Steelers as they move forward with their roster. The team will have to find replacements for these key players, which could have an impact on their performance next season.