Even thought its; been nine years since Jerome Bettis actually played football, the Steelers released him from their reserved/retired list.
The Steelers released Jerome Bettis yesterday. That's not a joke. (released from reserve/retired list)
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 3, 2014
We’ve confirmed that this in fact did happen, per the NFL transaction list from Tuesday.
While this happens to every retired player, I thought it was interesting that it took Pittsburgh so long to do so.