Steelers Cut LB Mark Barron & WR Johnny Holton

The Steelers announced on Monday they have released LB Mark Barron and WR Johnny Holton

Pittsburgh also made official the release of LB Anthony Chickillo

Per Over The Cap, releasing Barron clears $5.25 million of cap space and results in a $2.875 million dead money charges. Cutting Holton clears $825,000 in space. 

Barron, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. Tampa Bay traded him to the Rams in 2015 for fourth- and sixth-round picks. 

The Rams ultimately declined to pick up his fifth-year option but re-signed him to a five-year, $45 million contract with $20 million guaranteed in 2016. Barron was owed a $3 million roster bonus last year, but the Rams elected to release him before it was due.

Barron ended up signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Steelers before the 2019 season. 

In 2019, Barron appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 82 tackles, three sacks, one interception, a fumble recovery and three pass defenses.

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