In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers weird tie with the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 Youth Artie Burns Jersey , many who know me personally, and some who dont on social media, have asked my thoughts on the game. It was disappointing, but one play stood out to me regarding a situation which turned the tide in the game. After the Steelers scored their third touchdown to take a 21-7 lead, the defense forced a punt on the ensuing drive. The punt appeared to glance off rookie running back Nick Chubbs face mask and was recovered by safety Sean Davis. It was a huge play, but the ruling on the field was Davis simply downed the football, not recovered a fumble. Mike Tomlin challenged the call, but it was not overturned, rather upheld.During his weekly Tuesday press conference, Tomlin was asked about what happened on the play, and an explanation which might have followed by the league office.He suggested he had no idea why the play was upheld, and not overturned.To add onto this, Tomlin spoke about how the league office made it a point to say a Myles Garrett roughing the passer call should not have occurred, but hasnt said a word regarding what looked to be a botched call.Calls are missed every game, but the purpose of replay is to correct mistakes like that one. To make sure the call is correct.Needless to say, if the Steelers would have been granted the football, there is a strong chance they are 1-0, and not 0-0-1, heading into Week 2. The Browns didnt score on their next drive, but it was after this call when the Browns clawed their way back into the game via back-to-back turnovers by the Steelers.An unfortunate turn of events, but also befuddling how the league hasnt mentioned it since the game ended on Sunday.Former Steelers that didnt survive cut-down day with other franchises While Steelers Nation and players alike constantly were checking their electronic devices and phones all day long to see which names would wind up on the 2018 53-man roster, men with ties to the Black-and-gold awaited their fates in other cities as well. While the biggest name on the list was Martavis Bryant, due to his dismissal in Oak-town, other names familiar to Steelers fans are now looking for love from other organizations.WR Martavis Bryant-OaklandWhile the former fourth-rounder from 2014 was slow to pick up John Grudens offense, the decision to cut losses with Bryant ultimately stemmed from reports of another looming suspension. The trade of Martavis for a third-rounder looks even more brilliant now. As a Steeler, Bryant had 1 ,988 total yards and 18 TDs, playing in only 36 games of a possible 72. His personal demons led to suspensions and destroyed what might have been a brilliant career.Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesWR Markus Wheaton-Philadelphia The Oregon State Beaver was picked in the third-round in 2013 by the Steelers, but he only amassed 107 catches, 1,508 yards and eight TDs in a disappointing tenure in Pittsburgh. Leaving town as a free agent in 2017, Wheaton tanked in Chicago and signed with the Super Bowl champs in 2018.OL Kyle Friend-CarolinaThe undrafted lineman from Mechanicsburg initially went to the Jets in 2016. Eventually, on and off of the practice squad there, Friend spent 2017 on Pittsburghs practice squad. In May, the Center ended up signing with Carolina before becoming a camp casualty.OG Ethan Cooper-Kansas CityThe undrafted free agent from IUP was a late-2017 cut by the Steelers. The Division II All-American in 16 spent a part of last year on the Giants PS. Cooper spent 2018 in two training camps with Green Bay and KC. WR Cobi Hamilton-Indianapolis This guy was picked in Round 6 by Cincy in 2013 and spent two stints there (with one in Philly in between), almost entirely on the practice squad. Hamilton had brief stints in Miami and Carolina before joining the Steelers in August of 16. In October of that year, No. 83 was promoted to the 53-man roster and played a significant role that year during the regular season and playoffs. Cobi was a final cut in 2017 and bounced around with the Texans, Cardinals and Colts. But most of his career success, was as a Steeler.CB Doran Grant-ChicagoThe Ohio State Buckeye was picked in Round 4 by the Steelers in 2015. He never graduated from the off-season roster or practice squad with Buffalo, the Giants, Jacksonville and now the Bears.TE Scott Orndoff-Jacksonville Seton-La Salles Orndoff received an injury settlement from the Steelers last year after staying at home as an UDFA. Since then, the talented TE from Pitt tried to catch on with Detroit, spent time on Cincys practice squad in 2017 and went to camp with the Jags in 2018.LB Terence Garvin-MiamiGarvin was well-regarded due to his successful minicamp tryout with the Steelers in 2013. Initially assigned to the practice squad, Garvin joined the active roster less than a week later. Earning his keep as a special-teamer, the West Virginia Mountaineer notoriously broke the jaw of Cincy Punter Kevin Huber later that year. After three years as a Steeler, Garvin was a Redskin in 2016 and a Seahawk in 2017. Garvin signed with the Dolphins in 2018, but didnt make the 53-man squad.RB Terrell Watson-Los Angeles Chargers Cincinnati signed the UFDA running back in 2015 and he spent all of that year on the practice squad. He was on the practice squad in Cleveland, Denver and Philadelphia in 2016.
In Philly, he played one game on the active roster and scored a TD. The Nightmare was a camp phenom for the Steelers in 2017 and lasted on the 53-man roster before finishing the year on the practice squad. In 2018, the Azusa Pacific product was signed and released by the Giants and now the Chargers.Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesDE Cashaud Lyons-DenverThe UDFA arrived in Pittsburgh after Tampas final cuts in 2015. He spent time on the 53-man roster and the practice squad through 2016. In 2017, Lyons failed to stick-and-stay with Tennessee, the Rams Stephon Tuitt Jersey , Detroit and Chicago. Signed to a futures deal with Minnesota, Cashaud was waived in May and landed in Denver in June.S Shamarko Thomas-DenverThe Steelers were so enamored with the Syracuse Orangeman that they traded a third-rounder in 2014 to select him in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft. He rarely made an impact, though, and was placed on the IR on Christmas Eve of 2016. That concluded his career in the Burgh. In 2017, Shamarko was a final cut of the Jets. He ended up in a Buffalo uniform for the remainder of the season. This season, he was cut by Indy on August 11th and by the Broncos yesterday.WR Demarcus Ayers-Chicago Ayers was a seventh-rounder of the Steelers in 2016 and spent most of the year on the practice squad. In December of that year, the Houston Cougar was promoted and showed flashes of brilliance during his short tenure, including seven catches and a score in the season finale. Ayers was a final cut in 2017 and declined the practice squad in favor of the same role in New England. Released 23 days later, Ayers joined the Bears practice squad and signed a futures deal there in January.Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesOG Chris Scott-New York GiantsThe 2010 fifth-rounder from Tennessee played two games in two years as a Pittsburgh Steeler. Cut and re-signed to the practice squad for the remainder of 2011, Scott ended up on practice squads in Green Bay, Tampa and Tennessee in 2012. The Bills signed Scott and he remained in Buffalo for the remainder of the season. From there, he spent four years in Carolina and played in Super Bowl 50. In 2018, he went to camp with the Giants.C Wesley Johnson-DetroitThe Steelers fifth-rounder in 2014 out of Vanderbilt, playing behind Maurkice Pouncey and Cody Wallace, was waived in October of that year and ended up with the Jets shortly after. Johnson started 24 of 41 games in green-and-white at Center before signing with the Lions early in 2018.RB Knile Davis- ChicagoHighly regarded out of Arkansas, Davis was picked in Round 3 in 2013 by the Chiefs. His kick-return of 108 yards as a rookie is tied for the longest in history, better than his 106-yarder that opened a 2014 playoff game. Davis was traded to the Packers in 2016, but was waived 13 days later and signed with the Jets only to be cut the next day. Three days later, Knile returned to KC. In 2017, the Steelers signed Davis as a free agent, but he was cut at the conclusion of camp. Knile was out of football until August when the Bears signed him. Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY SportsAt the time of this writing, alleged bubble guys like Texan Sammie Coates, Will Gay with the Giants and Washingtons Ziggy Hood remain on NFL rosters. Arthur Moats has been put on the IR in Arizona. On Sunday, more moves could be made. Stick with BTSC for up-to-date Steelers news and more.*Update: Gay was released by the Giants on Sunday. Custom San Francisco 49ers Jerseys