The departure of quarterback Mitch Trubisky, punter Pressley Harvin and offensive lineman Chuks Okorafor from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday is a significant change for the team. According to reports, Trubisky had been seeking a new challenge and decided to leave the Steelers.
Harvin, who was a seventh-round pick in 2021, had been the Steelers’ punter for the last three seasons. During his time in Pittsburgh, he averaged 39.4 net yards per kick and landed just under 35 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard-line.
Okorafor joined the Steelers as a third-round pick in 2018. He started 59 games and made 77 overall appearances during his time with the team, with 48 of those games coming from 2020-2022.
The release of these players marks a major shift for the Steelers as they move forward with their roster. They will now have to find replacements for these key positions and continue to build their team for future success.