[Updated] The Green Bay Packers released linebacker Antonio Morrison on Friday after one season, freeing some $2 million in salary cap space.
Morrison, who was acquired in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in August, played in all 16 games with eight starts last season and had 42 tackles (28 solo), four tackles for a loss, a sack and four tackles on special teams.
He was a fourth-round pick by the Colts out of Florida in the 2016 draft. In two seasons in Indianapolis, Morrison played in 31 games with 19 starts and finished with 154 tackles (91 solo), six tackles for a loss and a pass defensed.
**The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, who was entering the final year of the $44 million deal he signed in 2014, to a deal that runs through 2021 and will pay him $11 million in 2020 and 2021. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Pouncey has served as the anchor for the offensive line since 2010.
** The Arizona Cardinals traded a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Steelers in exchange for offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert.
Gilbert started five games for the Steelers last year but missed time due to a knee injury, and played only seven games the year prior. He has started 87 of the 88 games he’s played in his career, all with Pittsburgh, after being drafted in the second round (63rd overall) out of Florida in 2011.
He joins an offensive line that is manned by D.J. Humphries, also a former UF standout.
** The New York Giants re-signed center Jon Hilapio, who was an exclusive-rights free agent and is projected to be a starter in 2019.
Halapio started the first two games of 2018 before he broke his right leg and ankle and underwent surgery, missing the rest of the season.