Steelers make practice squads moves, including releasing Homewood’s Trevon Mathis |

Steelers make practice squads moves, including releasing Homewood’s Trevon Mathis

Chris Adamski
Tribune-Review file
Woodland Hills’ Trevon Mathis sprints past the Pine-Richland defense for a 86-yard kick return for a touchdown to start the second half of the WPIAL AAAA football playoff game against Pine-Richland at the Wolvarena on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

With their tight end corps depleted, the position was addressed among two practice-squad moves the Pittsburgh Steelers made Tuesday.

A local product in Woodland Hills High School alumnus Trevon Mathis was one of the casualties. Mathis, who played at the University of Toledo, was signed midway through training camp.

Former Notre Dame tight end Alizé Mack joined cornerback Alexander Myres were the additions to the practice squad.

Mack was a highly-recruited high school prospect who played four seasons at Notre Dame and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round. But Mack did not make the Saints’ active roster, and he was released from their practice squad last week.

Myres was an undrafted free agent they signed in April but whom did not participate in training camp because of an illness. A two-year starter at the University of Houston, Myres was considered a possible late-round draft pick. He had a reputation as a hard hitter and good tackler.

Inside linebacker Robert Spillane was also released. Spillane appeared in two games for the Tennessee Titans last season.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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