Kapinos, Hills waived as Steelers cut roster to 53

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers waived five players on Saturday to get the roster down to the 53-man limit.

Punter Jeremy Kapinos, offensive lineman Tony Hills, tight end John Gilmore, defensive lineman Jarrett Crittenton and defensive back Crezdon Butler were cut loose just before the 6 p.m. deadline.

Kapinos had been in a spirited battle with Dan Sepulveda during training camp and actually had a better average (49.8) than Sepulveda (45.7) during the preseason.

Hills, a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2008 draft, failed to impress during camp despite extended looks at guard. Gilmore, signed as a free agent from Tampa Bay last month, had just one reception during the four exhibitions and was beat out by undrafted rookie Weslye Saunders for one of the three spots.