The Steelers announce that they have released Tajh Boyd this morning. Rookie receiver Jarrod West has been signed.
The #Steelers have signed WR Jarrod West & released QB Tajh Boyd.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 18, 2015
West had a tryout in camp last week, but the team signed WR David Nelson instead. Nelson injured his shoulder shortly after signing. He went undrafted out of Syracuse this year. The former Orange receiver is 6’3, 212 lbs. He caught 49 passes his last season for a total of 700 yards under 4 different quarterbacks.
Boyd didn’t play a single down during the first two preseason games. The Steelers activated Bruce Gradkowski last week, which meant Boyd’s days were limited. The former Clemson quarterback was drafted in the sixth round by the Jets in ’14, but cut during preseason last year.