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Old 08-31-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

Lots of speculation about the final 53. Will they carry only 4 WRs? 2 QBs?

The real question might be 9 LBs or 5 WRs. Adrian Robinson or Derrick Williams?

Two more will be cut from the 53 when Wes Saunders and David Decastro are ready to return. Figure Paulson for Saunders and maybe that extra LB for Decastro.

Adrian Robinson really regressed in my mind last night, so he might be able to be released and signed to the practice squad then they would keep Derrick Williams WR.

Here is a crack at it .

Special Teams --------------3 This is easy.
Suisham K
Butler P
Warren LS

QB----------------3 No reason right now to carry only 2
Roethlisberger
Leftwich
Batch

WR----------4 only 4 is risky but they can line up Rainey or a TE as a 4 and/or 5
Wallace
Brown
Sanders
Cotchery

RB-------5
Redman
Dwyer
Mendenhall
Batch
Rainey

FB-----1
Will Johnson

TE-----------3
Miller
Pope
Paulson

Offensive Line ------9 then 8 on TUE
Starks
Colon
Pouncey
Foster
Gilbert
Adams
Legursky
Essex
*Decastro -can't be placed on IR until TUE then they can add a player, probably a LB or WR

DEFENSE==========================

D-Line------------------7
Hood
Hampton
Keisel
Heyward
McLendon
Ta'amu
Woods

Linebacker----------8 then maybe 9 when Decastro is placed on IR (Adrian Robinson added?)
Foote
Woodley
Harrison
Timmons
Carter
Worilds
Sylvester
Johnson



Corners-------5
Taylor
Lewis
Allen
Brown
Josh Victorian (him or Frederick, The other will end up on the Practice Squad)

Safety--------5
Clark
Polamalu
Mundy
Allen
Golden

Practice Squad ----8

Terence Frederick CB (or Josh Victorian if Frederick makes 53)
Corbin Bryant DE
Marshall McFadden LB
Kelvin Beachum OG
David Gilreath WR
Jerrod Johnson QB
Toney Clemons WR (did nothing but they can't give up yet)
A Fullback released from another team

Tonight we will know for sure.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

I have a hard time thinking Gilreath doesn't make that 5th WR spot, I don't know how the rest pans out or who they drop to fit him in, but I think he might be another breakout WR for us.
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Default Re: Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

Didn't Maze do pretty well last night? I can't remember if anyone has stepped up enough to grab the 5th WR spot or if it is a split decision at this point?
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Default Re: Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

I dont think they go with 4 WR's. My guess is Gilreath makes it as #5.

5 players at Safety?? Doubt it, so I think Golden makes it over Allen.

I have a hard time thinking they let go of Wes Saunders, but who knows.

I think Barron Batch is the odd man out at RB. They go with Redman, Dwyer, Rainey to start the season
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Default Re: Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

I agree that Barron Batch hasn't shown enough to make the roster, but we're thin at RB, so I think he'll make it anyway.
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Default Re: Final 53 thoughts plus practice squad

After Spence's injury, we are so thin at LB that keeping Robinson is a no brainer. He's played well and Worilds seems to be made of glass.
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Golden has a hamstring injury, so he's not making the team. They need him week 1 if they ever need him at all, so he blew his shot, assuming the hamstring is enough to keep him out of Denver. If so, he's likely on the practice squad, and possibly called up when healthy if they carry Cromartie-Smith as a 5th safety. But there's no way they cut Will Allen to bring up Golden if they only carry 4 and he starts on the practice squad due to his injury, because his salary will be guaranteed, and the main incentive to cut him is to dump his salary.

Batch has shown plenty, and he also plays a lot of special teams. He's a good blocker and can catch the ball. He will look better running behind a starting offensive line.

I agree that I just can't see them carrying only 4 wide receivers, even if they never use 5 receiver sets.

I don't know of Robinson gets a roster spot because of Spence's injury. The injury stretches the depth inside, not outside.

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #8
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What time is it announced? I know today is the day.
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The official time is actually 9 PM, but the Steelers already announced their cuts (see the "Cuts" thread).
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Golden has a hamstring injury, so he's not making the team.

I agree that I just can't see them carrying only 4 wide receivers, even if they never use 5 receiver sets.

I don't know of Robinson gets a roster spot because of Spence's injury. The injury stretches the depth inside, not outside.

Robert Golden made the team.

they are only carrying 4 WRs.

Adrian Robinson got a roster spot.
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