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Steelers boot Kemoeatu too

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp

LATROBE, PA - JULY 29: Chris Kemoeatu #68 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, currently on the PUP list, takes a drink of water during training camp on July 29, 2011 at St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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The purge in Pittsburgh continues.

Guard Chris Kemoeatu will join wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith as veterans that the Steelers recently released, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Kemoeatu used to be a mauler in the run game, but he’s struggled with injuries and played at a declining level over the last few years. Pittsburgh has shed a lot of salary cap room over the last few weeks, but it won’t be enough to use the franchise tag on Mike Wallace.