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Steelers release Trubisky after 2 seasons

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The Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Mitch Trubisky after two seasons, the team announced Monday.

In addition to Trubisky, the Steelers also released offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor and punter Pressley Harvin III.

The trio's release saves the Steelers $12.8 million against the 2024 salary cap, according to The Athletic's Mike DeFabo.

The veteran signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 2022 and began the year as the opening-day starter before being replaced by then-rookie Kenny Pickett.

A former second overall pick, Trubisky spent most of his final season with the Steelers as the No. 2 quarterback behind Pickett. He made two starts - both losses - in 2023 when Pittsburgh sidelined Pickett but lost the starting job to third-string quarterback Mason Rudolph after throwing two touchdowns to three interceptions.

Okorafor was benched for rookie tackle Broderick Jones after a Week 8 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Meanwhile, Harvin struggled with consistency, averaging 39.1 net yards per punt in 2023.

Trubisky posted eight touchdown passes and 10 interceptions while accumulating a 2-5 record during his Pittsburgh tenure.

The Steelers are expected to make significant changes to their quarterback room this offseason, with impending free-agent passer Ryan Tannehill on the team's radar, NFL Network's staff reports.

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