PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers officially released veteran cornerback Desmond King on Wednesday afternoon.
The Steelers signed King after he was released by the Houston Texans when final roster cuts were made.
King has played in three games with the Steelers, but logged only one defensive snap.
He finished the 2022 season with two interceptions and 10 tackles for loss with the Texans.
The 28-year old was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Chargers in 2017 and has also played for the Tennessee Titans.
The veteran defensive back has piled up nine career interceptions and 8.5 sacks in seven years in the NFL.
The Steelers also signed cornerback Darius Rush off the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rush was originally a fifth-round selection of the Indianapolis Colts in last April’s draft out of South Carolina. He was signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad at the start of the regular season.
He returned an interception for a touchdown during preseason action with the Colts.