Steelers Release Veteran S J.J. Wilcox

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve released veteran S J.J. Wilcox on Monday.

The writing was on the wall for Wilcox after the Steelers drafted Terrell Edmunds in round one and Marcus Allen in round five.

Wilcox, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He has played out his four-year, $2,811,068 contract with the Cowboys before signing a two-contract with the Buccaneers worth up to $8.5 million.

The Buccaneers traded him to the Steelers at the start of the 2017 season for a 2018 sixth-round pick.

Wilcox was set to make a base salary of $3.125 million for the 2018 season.

According to, releasing Wilcox will free up $3,125,000 of available cap space while creating $675,000 in dead money.

In 2017, Wilcox appeared in 12 games for the Steelers and recorded 12 tackles, one interception and a pass defense.

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