Pittsburgh Steelers Make Roster Moves

Posted Feb 25, 2005

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers made two roster moves today, releasing two veteran players who were former starters with the team.

The Steelers have terminated the contracts of eight-year veteran cornerback Chad Scott and nine-year veteran tight end Jay Riemersma.

Scott had been a starter since his first NFL game, but was replaced in the lineup last season after injuring his quadriceps against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 17. Scott was replaced in the starting lineup by veteran cornerback Willie Williams, who remained a starter after Scott returned from his injury.

Scott was originally selected by the Steelers in the first round (24th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft and had the second-longest tenure on the team. He played in 91 games with 88 starts and 19 interceptions during his Steelers career.

Riemersma, who originally signed with the Steelers March 19, 2003 as an unrestricted free agent from the Buffalo Bills, was a reserve tight end in 2004. He caught seven passes for 82 yards (11.7 avg.) and two touchdowns before suffering a season-ending Achilles’ heel injury Dec. 5, 2004 at Jacksonville.

In two seasons with the Steelers, Riemersma made 17 receptions for 220 yards (12.9 avg.) and three touchdowns. He started all 11 games that he played in during his first season with the Steelers in 2003. Riemersma has caught 221 passes for 2,524 yards (11.4 avg.) and 23 touchdowns during his nine-year career. He was originally selected by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.

Related Stories
Tight end could be upgraded
 -by SteelCityInsider.net  Feb 21, 2005
Blog ... If I Were A Carpenter
 -by SteelCityInsider.net  Feb 17, 2005
Breaking down the Steelers/Defensive backs
 -by SteelCityInsider.net  Feb 13, 2005

> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from SteelCityInsider.net. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
TE Jay Riemersma (profile)
LC Chad Scott (profile)
[View My HotList]