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Hills, Gilmore among Steelers' final cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers released five man maximum, including offensive lineman Tony Hills and veteran tight end John Gilmore .Hills was a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2008 draft who had made just four appearances for the team over his first three years. The former University of Texas standout had been competing to be the Steelers' starting right guard during the preseason, but was beaten out by Doug Legursky .Gilmore, a nine-year pro who signed with the Steelers in August, lost out to undrafted rookie Wesyle Saunders in the battle to be the team's backup blocking tight end. The 31-year-old was coming off a 13-catch, one-touchdown season with Tampa Bay.Also cut on Saturday were cornerback Crezdon Butler, a fifth-round draft choice in 2010, punter Jeremy Kapinos and defensive lineman Jarrett Crittenton. Kapinos averaged 41.1 yards on 14 punts in last year's regular season after replacing injured starter Daniel Sepulveda with four games remaining.Most of Pittsburgh's cuts took p...

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