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So much for the Great Corey Ivy Experiment. The special-teams ace who was once the recipient of a crushing Limas Sweed block is now a former Steeler, reports Steel City Insider. That sure was fun while it lasted.

Taking Ivy's place on the roster will be DB Anthony Madison, who led the team with 25 special teams tackles last season but was cut in 2009 training camp. This might be an example of the phrase, "too little, too late" for the porous Steeler kick coverage unit, but hopefully Madison can lend an immediate hand.

In other Stiller roster happenings, the team officially parted ways with RB Isaac "Red Zone" Redman, releasing him from the practice squad. When one door closes, another one opens, or in this case, two, as RB Justin Vincent and DL Steve McLendon were both added to the practice roster today.

Vincent, a former LSU Tiger, was the MVP of the 2004 BCS National Championship game and once graced the cover of SI. After splitting time with a number of backs including Joseph Addai at LSU, Vincent entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Atlanta in 2007 but failed to make the team out of training camp. He joined the Steelers' practice squad for the first time later that season, and by my count, has been on and off the squad four times since. You don't see many three-year veterans of the practice squad, but Vincent can claim that honor.

McLendon, who goes 6'4", 280, played his college ball at Troy University and was an undrafted free agent as well, originally signing with the Steelers earlier this year. He was a casualty of the practice squad roster last week when Tyler Palko was signed in the wake of a sudden shortage of healthy quarterbacks.

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