Steelers still debating Bettis' status

Updated: February 25, 2005, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers released cornerback Chad Scott and tight end Jay Riemersma on Friday in a pair of salary-cap moves that had been anticipated since their season ended last month.

The Steelers were only $500,000 under the salary cap at season's end and, partly because of the numerous performance bonuses they paid following their 15-1 regular season, they needed to trim several contracts.

The bonuses, including the more than $2 million paid rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, ...

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