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2014 FINAL ROSTER CUTSAFC NORTH-BALTIMORE RAVENS-DT Levi Brown CB Derek Cox CB Dominique FranksOT Parker GrahamDT Derrick Hopkins CB Tramain JacobsOG Ryan Jensen DT Jamie MederTE Nathan Overbay DT A.J. Pataiali’iLB D.J. Roberts CB Sammy SeamsterOG A.Q. Shipley LB John SimonC Reggie Stephens TE Phillip Supernaw RB Fitzgerald ToussaintQB Keith Wenning -CINCINNATI BENGALS-OT Dan France WR Cobi Hamilton CB Victor Hampton DT David KingWR Colin LockettS Danieal Manning*DE Dontay MochDE Sam Montgomery CB Onterio McCalebb C Trevor RobinsonDT Devon Still*OT Will SvitekRB James Wilder RB Nikita Whitlock-CLEVELAND BROWNS-DB Josh Aubrey DL Calvin BarnettWR Nate Burleson*LB Zac Diles*DL Jacobbi McDanielCB Leon McFadden*OL Reid Fragel OL Garrett Gilkey TE/FB MarQueis GrayOL Donald Hawkins RB Dion LewisRB Chris Ogbonnaya*TE Emmanuel OgbuehiOL Alex Parsons OL Abasi SalimuQB Connor Shaw WR Willie SneadDL Justin StaplesLB Jamaal Westerman-PITTSBURGH STEELERS-TE Rob Blanchflower LB Chris CarterTE Bryce DavisDB Isaiah Green RB Josh HarrisDL Ethan Hemer RB Stephen Houston QB Brendon KayLB Howard JonesDL Josh MauroLB Dan Molls WR Derek MoyeDB Dayonne Nunley TE David PaulsonDL Roy PhilonOL Graham PocicDB Shaquille Richardson WR Lanear Sampson OL Will SimmonsDB Ross Ventrone OL Guy Whimper DL Nick Williams *Notable Release

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2014 FINAL ROSTER CUTS

AFC NORTH

-BALTIMORE RAVENS-
DT Levi Brown 
CB Derek Cox 
CB Dominique Franks
OT Parker Graham
DT Derrick Hopkins 
CB Tramain Jacobs
OG Ryan Jensen 
DT Jamie Meder
TE Nathan Overbay 
DT A.J. Pataiali’i
LB D.J. Roberts 
CB Sammy Seamster
OG A.Q. Shipley 
LB John Simon
C Reggie Stephens 
TE Phillip Supernaw 
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
QB Keith Wenning 

-CINCINNATI BENGALS-
OT Dan France 
WR Cobi Hamilton 
CB Victor Hampton 
DT David King
WR Colin Lockett
S Danieal Manning*
DE Dontay Moch
DE Sam Montgomery 
CB Onterio McCalebb 
C Trevor Robinson
DT Devon Still*
OT Will Svitek
RB James Wilder 
RB Nikita Whitlock

-CLEVELAND BROWNS-
DB Josh Aubrey 
DL Calvin Barnett
WR Nate Burleson*
LB Zac Diles*
DL Jacobbi McDaniel
CB Leon McFadden*
OL Reid Fragel 
OL Garrett Gilkey 
TE/FB MarQueis Gray
OL Donald Hawkins 
RB Dion Lewis
RB Chris Ogbonnaya*
TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi
OL Alex Parsons 
OL Abasi Salimu
QB Connor Shaw 
WR Willie Snead
DL Justin Staples
LB Jamaal Westerman

-PITTSBURGH STEELERS-
TE Rob Blanchflower 
LB Chris Carter
TE Bryce Davis
DB Isaiah Green 
RB Josh Harris
DL Ethan Hemer 
RB Stephen Houston 
QB Brendon Kay
LB Howard Jones
DL Josh Mauro
LB Dan Molls 
WR Derek Moye
DB Dayonne Nunley 
TE David Paulson
DL Roy Philon
OL Graham Pocic
DB Shaquille Richardson 
WR Lanear Sampson 
OL Will Simmons
DB Ross Ventrone 
OL Guy Whimper 
DL Nick Williams 

*Notable Release

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JAMES HARRISON ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE NFLFive-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison has decided to officially retire from the NFL. He made that announcement on his Facebook page.Harrison met with the Cardinals last week and was scheduled to take a physical with the team on Friday. "I have made a difficult decision to retire as of today," Harrison wrote. "My love for family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game."Harrison was an undrafted free agent out of Kent State, but was signed by the Steelers in 2002. He spent two years on their practice squad, and was released three times during that span. He was signed by the Ravens in late 2003 and played in NFL Europe. Baltimore eventually released him and he returned to Pittsburgh prior to the 2004 season. He earned his first NFL start during the ‘04 season, but didn’t become a full-time starter until 2007.Harrison won Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, and had what is considered one of best plays in Super Bowl history: a 100-yard pick-six against the Cardinals in February 2009.Harrison was released by the Steelers after the 2013 season, and he signed with the Bengals. After a poor season in Cincinnati – where he only managed to produce two sacks in 15 games – the Bengals released him this offseason.Harrison ends his 11-year career with 472 tackles, 66 sacks, six interceptions and 22 forced fumbles. (Photo: Getty Images)

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JAMES HARRISON ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE NFL

Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison has decided to officially retire from the NFL. He made that announcement on his Facebook page.

Harrison met with the Cardinals last week and was scheduled to take a physical with the team on Friday. 

"I have made a difficult decision to retire as of today," Harrison wrote. "My love for family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game."

Harrison was an undrafted free agent out of Kent State, but was signed by the Steelers in 2002. He spent two years on their practice squad, and was released three times during that span. He was signed by the Ravens in late 2003 and played in NFL Europe. Baltimore eventually released him and he returned to Pittsburgh prior to the 2004 season. He earned his first NFL start during the ‘04 season, but didn’t become a full-time starter until 2007.

Harrison won Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, and had what is considered one of best plays in Super Bowl history: a 100-yard pick-six against the Cardinals in February 2009.

Harrison was released by the Steelers after the 2013 season, and he signed with the Bengals. After a poor season in Cincinnati – where he only managed to produce two sacks in 15 games – the Bengals released him this offseason.

Harrison ends his 11-year career with 472 tackles, 66 sacks, six interceptions and 22 forced fumbles. (Photo: Getty Images)

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REPORT: Isaac Redman has retired from the NFL due to a spinal cord injury. Redman went undrafted from Bowie State University. In his five seasons, all with the Steelers, Redman earned 1,148 yards on 282 attempts and five rushing touchdowns. I truly hope he finds a good career elsewhere. LIKE to wish him support.

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REPORT: Isaac Redman has retired from the NFL due to a spinal cord injury. Redman went undrafted from Bowie State University. In his five seasons, all with the Steelers, Redman earned 1,148 yards on 282 attempts and five rushing touchdowns. I truly hope he finds a good career elsewhere. LIKE to wish him support.

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NFL PRESEASONPITTSBURGH 21PHILADELPHIA 31 [FINAL]-STEELERS-B. Roethlisberger: 15/24 157YDS 1TD 1INT L. Blount: 7CAR 32YDS 4.6AVG 0TDD. Heyward-Bey: 3REC 54YDS 18AVG 1TD-EAGLES-N. Foles: 19/29 179YDS 1TD 1INTH. Josey: 4CAR 48YDS 12AVG 0TD J. Maclin: 6REC 43YDS 7.2AVE 0TD

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NFL PRESEASON

PITTSBURGH 21
PHILADELPHIA 31 [FINAL]

-STEELERS-
B. Roethlisberger: 15/24 157YDS 1TD 1INT 
L. Blount: 7CAR 32YDS 4.6AVG 0TD
D. Heyward-Bey: 3REC 54YDS 18AVG 1TD

-EAGLES-
N. Foles: 19/29 179YDS 1TD 1INT
H. Josey: 4CAR 48YDS 12AVG 0TD 
J. Maclin: 6REC 43YDS 7.2AVE 0TD

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STEELERS RB’S BELL, BLOUNT ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF MARIJUANA POSSESSIONPittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.Ross Township police say a traffic officer pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.The officer found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car.Bell was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.Bell, Blount and a female passenger were arrested and are expected to receive notice of formal charges through the mail. The possession and DUI charges are both misdemeanors.The Steelers play in Philadelphia on Thursday night. (Photo: Associated Press)

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STEELERS RB’S BELL, BLOUNT ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF MARIJUANA POSSESSION

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

Ross Township police say a traffic officer pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The officer found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car.

Bell was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.

Bell, Blount and a female passenger were arrested and are expected to receive notice of formal charges through the mail. The possession and DUI charges are both misdemeanors.

The Steelers play in Philadelphia on Thursday night. (Photo: Associated Press)