Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo Removed From Exempt List

The Steelers announced on Thursday that LB Anthony Chickillo has been removed from the commissioner’s exempt list. 

To clear space on the roster, Pittsburgh released LB Jayrone Elliott.

Chickillo had been on the exempt list following assault charges allegedly stemming from an incident with his girlfriend. The charges were withdrawn yesterday

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said in a statement, however, that the league would continue its investigation of Chickillo and he still could be subject to discipline under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. 

Chickillo, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the team’s practice squad.

From there, testing was promoted to the Steelers’ active roster a few weeks into the 2015 season and has been on their active roster ever since.

Chickillo signed a two-year, $8 million extension with the Steelers this past March. 

In 2019, Chickillo has appeared in three games and recorded one tackle and a half sack.

Elliott, 27, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out Toledo back in 2014. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1,535,000 rookie contract with the Packers but did not receive a restricted offer from them. 

The Packers re-signed Elliott in 2017 before trading him to the Cowboys at the start of the regular season. Since then, Elliott has played for the Saints, Dolphins and Steelers. 

In 2019, Elliott has appeared in four games for the Steelers and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

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