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Malecki released; Steelers add eight players to fill out practice squad

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Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
 

Offensive lineman John Malecki was on the Steelers 53-man roster for about 24 hours.

Malecki, a Pitt and Franklin Regional graduate, was released to make room for 28-year-old free agent lineman Cody Wallace. Wallace was most recently with Tampa Bay but was originally drafted in the fourth round from Texas A&M in the 2008 draft by San Francisco.

Wallace, who can play guard and center, has played in only four games (18 snaps) in five years with the 49ers, Lions, Jets, Texans and Buccaneers.

Malecki, who was penciled in to be the backup guard and center on game days, has been now released 11 times since signing a free-agent contract with Tennessee in 2010. Malecki is not eligible for the practice squad.

Also, the Steelers added eight players to the practice squad Sunday: Tackle Joe Long, guard Chris Hubbard, running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter and Terence Garvin and cornerback Devin Smith.

Mark Kaboly is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at mkaboly@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MarkKaboly_Trib.

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