The Steelers announce that they have released left guard Nik Embernate this morning. OG/OT Emmanuel McCray was signed with the available roster spot.
Embernate was rehabbing his knee from multiple ligament tears that he suffered last August. If he remains unsigned, it’s possible the team will bring him back down the road. Embernate had a long way to go before being ready to return to action. According to Trib reporter Mark Kaboly, he wasn’t close in terms of recovery.
McCray, who measures in at 6’5″, 315 lbs, was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent earlier in the month. He was released a few days later. McCray played mostly guard at Ole Miss. He ran a 5.50 40 yard dash and a 1.94 10 yard split at their Pro Day. These types of tire-kicking signings are common during this time of year.