After having been released following a 13-year career with the Steelers, DE Aaron Smith thanked the team's fans for supporting him.
The Steelers will part ways with several stalwarts, including the team's all-time leading receiver Hines Ward, but that wasn't unexpected.
The cuts continue in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are releasing veteran DE Aaron Smith, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora first reported.
Steelers DE Aaron Smith has been placed on I.R. because of a foot injury.
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice session, moving on with the news that neither C Maurkice Pouncey nor DE Aaron Smith would be able to play Sunday.
According to the NFL's pool report, QB Ben Roethlisberger was hot during practice on Thursday during the Steelers' practice at Texas Christian University.
When Pittsburgh's "D" takes the field Sunday, nine of the 11 starters will be manning the same spots they did on the team that won the title two seasons ago.
Get to know Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who could play a key role replacing Aaron Smith in Super Bowl XLV.
The only chance the Steelers have of DE Aaron Smith playing this season is if they beat the Jets Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl.
The Steelers and Bengals have announced their inactives for Monday night's game.
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to NFL.com.