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BB2W
10-25-2005, 11:38 AM
The Steelers added depth to their defensive backfield today by signing three-year veteran safety Russell Stuvaints to their 53-man roster. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not released.

Stuvaints, a McKeesport, Pa. native, played with the Steelers in 2003 and 2004, but was released by the team in 2005 during the final roster cut of the preseason. To make room for Stuvaints on their roster, the Steelers released second-year tight end Matt Kranchick.


link........... http://www.steelers.com/article/58388/

BlitzburghRockCity
10-25-2005, 11:53 AM
ya beat me too it bro, i was just entering it in when I noticed your already up :grin:

Stuvaints can make some plays for us, and w/ the injuries he'll give us some much needed depth. We've got plenty at the TE so that makes Matt K the odd man out.

BB2W
10-25-2005, 12:08 PM
Matt might turn out to be a pretty good TE in the NFL. I am sure someone will pick him up...

This must mean that Mike Logans hamstring injury is pretty bad, huh.

rowedf
10-25-2005, 12:12 PM
he's out 4-6 weeks.

BB2W
10-25-2005, 12:24 PM
he's out 4-6 weeks.
Wow, wasn't it a hamstring injury last year that ended his season...

I don't know about you guys, but I feel comfortable with Stuvaints in there. He has decent skills, and he knows the system. He can play the ball and he will lay the lumber. Plus, you gotta pull for a former Yongstown State Penguin.

rowedf
10-25-2005, 12:27 PM
Yeah, I agree BB2, the big thing is he knows the system which is key. He's not a bad backup safety.

TasmanianTroy271
10-25-2005, 02:41 PM
I wish we would've moved Kranchick to WR, the guy was 6-4 and i'm sure he could run well! someone'll definately pick him up. I figured we'd pick Stuvaints up again, he's a local guy (like Logan) and he's not bad...

BlitzburghRockCity
10-25-2005, 03:49 PM
The fast development of Heath at TE made Matt expendable unfortunately. I agree he's got good hands and I hope he gets picked up by a good time.

Knowing our luck w/ former players, he'll wind up in the AFCN :rolleyes:

BB2W
10-25-2005, 03:59 PM
The Pittsburgh Post reported the Steelers are gonna sign him to the practice squad if he clears waivers today. :hope:

TasmanianTroy271
10-25-2005, 04:10 PM
I thought you couldn't sign a 3rd year player to the PS? what are the rules with it, i know there's some kind of limit...

BB2W
10-25-2005, 04:15 PM
I thought you couldn't sign a 3rd year player to the PS? what are the rules with it, i know there's some kind of limit...
I thought this was his second year... he was a rookie last year, right... :huh:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-25-2005, 04:24 PM
Kranchick was selected by the Steelers in the sixth round (194th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He saw action in two games as a rookie and three of the team?s first six games in 2005, but had yet to record a catch.

TasmanianTroy271
10-25-2005, 04:48 PM
sorry, i got them mixed up, but yea, i bet he's picked off waivers, i mean, he doesnt have much future here except in 2 TE sets...

BB2W
10-26-2005, 03:58 PM
Matt Kranchick cleared waivers and was signed to the practice squad. They released QB Rod Rutherford.

It is on the official roster...