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The Lakelander
09-04-2009, 12:55 PM
Why do the Steelers have to announce our cuts down to the 53 man roster by 4:00 PM today when six (6) other NFL teams still have their final game to play tonight?

I'm not sure I get this ... ????

Steel Head
09-04-2009, 01:00 PM
idk

at 4, what's the best way to find out who they cut? the steelers.com website?

Rek
09-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Maybe it has something to do with the Steelers playing the 1st regular season game of the year next week. I always thought it went by the order in which the teams play their 1st games of the regular season.

I think steelers.com would have the information or PPG's website I'm sure.

steelreserve
09-04-2009, 01:29 PM
The leaguewide deadline isn't until Saturday.

I don't know if they gave the teams who played yesterday an earlier deadline -- maybe so, to keep things equal and give everyone only one day after the last game to make the final cuts. But no one's getting shafted here and having to make cuts before their preseason is over.

mmalone
09-04-2009, 01:39 PM
this was what tomlin said in the gazette

Tomlin said all of his cuts, which do not have to be made until tomorrow, will be done today.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09247/995567-66.stm#ixzz0QAGB2xEI

The_WARDen
09-04-2009, 01:39 PM
I thought that 4pm was Tomlin deadline so that the team can have a full extra day to prepare for Tennessee.

The Lakelander
09-04-2009, 01:41 PM
But no one's getting shafted here and having to make cuts before their preseason is over.

That's not necessarily true.

If the late teams can see who's available on the waiver wire before they make their final cuts, they may be able to grab some players to fill some serious voids that the Steelers would like to keep around on our practice squad.

This seems like an unfair advantage.

lilyoder6
09-04-2009, 01:43 PM
if u know who ur 53 man roster is going to be.. just go ahead and annouce it.. give the players who do get cut.. a chance to sign with a dif team

BlastFurnace
09-04-2009, 01:44 PM
This is the Steelers version of the Bachelor

Steel Head
09-04-2009, 01:50 PM
I thought that 4pm was Tomlin deadline so that the team can have a full extra day to prepare for Tennessee.

this could be true

KeiselPower99
09-04-2009, 02:10 PM
if u know who ur 53 man roster is going to be.. just go ahead and annouce it.. give the players who do get cut.. a chance to sign with a dif team

Exactly. Let them have a chance to find other work before game planning begins on Monday league wide.

Vis
09-04-2009, 02:12 PM
Today's deadline is a choice. The Steelers don't have to cut them today.

revefsreleets
09-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Another difference between an organization that "has it" and one that doesn't.

It's a classy move to enable these dudes to go find work, and because we have deep, deep talent at like every position other than OT, we have the luxury of letting these guys go a little early...

7willBheaven
09-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Today's deadline is a choice. The Steelers don't have to cut them today.

Exactly!

Vis
09-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Now there won't be cuts announced today per Wexell

Preacher
09-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Now there won't be cuts announced today per Wexell

Interpreted that means, "Holy Crap... This is much harder than we thought it was going to be. we got so much talent here we don't know what to do with it!" :chuckle:

revefsreleets
09-05-2009, 06:40 AM
The paper today said it was a secret...supposedly, they DON'T want other teams to know who they cut, although everybody already knows....

stillers4me
09-05-2009, 06:55 AM
They probably have a couple of guys they want to keep on the practice squad and don't want other teams grabbing them first.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-05-2009, 06:59 AM
idk

at 4, what's the best way to find out who they cut? the steelers.com website?

i would say pittsburgh post gazette....