Steelers release safeties Logan, Stuvaints

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers safeties Mike Logan and
Russell Stuvaints were released Monday in moves designed to get the Super
Bowl champions under the salary cap.

Pittsburgh cut backup quarterback Tommy Maddox and cornerback
Willie Williams last week.

Logan recently needed knee surgery stemming from a Super Bowl
injury and is likely to re-sign with the Steelers. By releasing
him, the Steelers temporarily cleared about $1 million in salary
cap room.

The Steelers are expected to re-sign Logan not only because they
face losing safety Chris Hope as a free agent, but to avoid facing
a grievance for releasing an injured player.

Stuvaints spent all or part of the last three seasons with the
Steelers. He was placed on the injured reserve list Nov. 22 with a
hamstring injury. He would have counted $230,000 against the cap
next season.