Matt Cushing Released
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Photo: Getty Images

Posted Sep 24, 2002


The Steelers today released tight end Matt Cushing to make room for new long-snapper Dan O'Leary, a former sixth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills.

O'Leary (6-3, 248) played collegiately at Notre Dame, where he was a tight end, before the Bills drafted him in 2001. He played in the first eight games that season before a wrist injury cut the season short. O'Leary will wear uniform No. 81 with the Steelers.

Cushing, a third-year player, was one of four tight ends on the roster and was inactive for the Steelers' first two games.

-- Jim Wexell

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