Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo Removed From Commissioner’s Exempt List

Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo has been taken off the Exempt/Commissioner’s List by the league office, according to a statement from Steelers GM Kevin Colbert. With that, Chickillo will return to the Steelers’ 53-man roster.

“The league will continue to conduct an investigation of the incident, and we acknowledge that Anthony could still be subject to discipline by the League Office under the Personal Conduct Policy.”

Chickillo was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief, and harassment in October after an incident with his girlfriend. He’s no longer barred from playing after being removed from the exempt list, but a six-game ban could be in his future, if the NFL’s investigation finds him at fault.

Chickillo was originally drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2015 draft. After playing out his rookie deal, he signed a two-year, $8MM deal to remain with the team this past March. Last season, Chickillo played around 28% of the team’s defensive snaps while also serving as a core special teamer.

Elliott has been on and off of the Steelers’ roster for the last couple of months. He’s out of work yet again, but history suggests that he might want to wait things out in the Pittsburgh area for a bit.

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      • graysondecker

        Jayrone Elliott was the player cut so Chickillo could be put back on the active roster. He’s probably had three or four stints with the Steelers this year alone. Which is a shame, because in the few opportunities he’s been given, he outplayed Chickillo. I’m sure they’ll resign him in two weeks when another player gets injured.

  1. Classicfinder

    Hey Jack Links, maybe try re-reading and editing your story to tell us who the hell Elliott is, or maybe PFR should hire graysondecker instead.

    Just messing with you.
    Signed, Sasquatch

        • gozurman1

          Yes, reading is a skill and the article never states Elliot’s first name nor directly states he was the one cut or put on the IL. The article forces the reader to assume a lot when it comes to Mr. Elliot.

          • Classicfinder

            And that is why maybe graysondecker should have written the article vs ZACH Links. The difference is in the details.

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