Steelers release OG Colon

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Offensive guard Willie Colon was informed Wednesday that he will be released with a June 1 designation, which saves the Pittsburgh Steelers $5.5 million against the 2013 salary cap.
The delay pushes all of the dead money in the deal to the 2014 cap, resulting in a charge of $4.29 million.
Colon has missed 20 games in the past two seasons and all of the 2010 season because of injuries. He had two years remaining on his contract.