Projected 53-Man Final Roster Entering Camp And Other Goodies

Now that we have completed all the position-by-position, training camp previews, here is the projected 53-man opening-day roster entering camp, predicted opening-day inactives, unlucky last 13 not to make the team, lucky last 13 clinging to a roster spot and the projected eight-man practice squad; all in the highly unlikely event that everyone stays healthy throughout training camp and the preseason. What do you disagree with?

53-Man, Opening-Day Roster

QB Byron Leftwich
QB Dennis Dixon
QB Charlie Batch
RB Reshard Mendenhall
RB Mewelde Moore
RB Jonathan Dwyer
FB/RB Frank Summers
FB/TE Sean McHugh

TE Heath Miller
TE Matt Spaeth
TE/FB D.J. Johnson
WR Hines Ward
WR Mike Wallace
WR Antwaan Randle El
WR Arnaz Battle
WR Emmanuel Sanders
WR Antonio Brown
LT Max Starks
LG Chris Kemoeatu
C Justin Hartwig
RG Maurkice Pouncey
RT Flozell Adams
OL Trai Essek
C/G Doug Legursky
OL Ramon Foster
OG Kraig Urbik

DE Aaron Smith
NT Case Hampton
DE Brett Keisel
DE Ziggy Hood
NT Chris Hoke
DE Sunny Harris
OLB James Harrison
OLB LaMarr Woodley
ILB James Farrior
ILB Lawrence Timmons
ILB Larry Foote
ILB Keyaron Fox
OLB Jason Worilds
OLB Thad Gibson
SS Troy Polamalu
FS Ryan Clark
CB Ike Taylor
CB Bryant McFadden
S Will Allen
S Ryan Mundy
CB William Gay
CB Keenan Lewis
CB Joe Burnett
CB Crezdon Butler

K Jeff Reed
P Daniel Sepulveda
SN Greg Warren

Suspended List: QB Ben Roethlisberger
IR: OT Willie Colon
IR: WR Limas Sweed
PUP: OT Chris Scott

Game-Day Inactives if Everyone is Healthy (8): * Emergency QB Charlie Batch, FB Frank Summers, WR Emmanuel Sanders, OL Ramon Foster, OG Kraig Urbik, OLB Thad Gibson, S Ryan Mundy, CB Crezdon Butler

Last 13 Released From Camp (in order of how close to making team): DE Nick Eason, RET Stefan Logan, ILB Stevenson Sylvester, OT Jonathan Scott, RB Issac Redman, CB Anthony Madison, OLB Arnold Frazier, DE Dough Worthington, S Tuff Harris, SN Matt Stewart, LB Patrick Bailey, WR Tyler Grisham, OL Adrian Jones

Last 13 To Make the Team (in order of likelihood of being cut):
FB/TE Sean McHugh, DE Sunny Harris, FB/TB Frank Summers, CB Crezdon Butler, CB Joe Burnett, OG Kraig Urbik, SN Greg Warren, S Ryan Mundy, TE/FB D.J. Johnson, WR Antonio Brown, RB Jonathan Dwyer, ILB Keyaron Fox, OLB Thad Gibson

Practice Squad (8): RB Isaac Redman, WR Tyler Grisham, OL Signed from another team, OL Signed from another team, DE Doug Worthington, OLB Lindsey Witten, ILB Stevenson Sylvester, S Justin Thornton

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  • IsraelP

    “OL signed from another team?” That's the best you can do? If not the guys' names, at least tell us the teams.

    Of course what can you expect. WordPress still doesn't know who I am either.

  • Ted

    Israel, before preseason games, how can anyone guess at players one team may be able to sign off another's cut list? I would need to be Nostradamus to pull that off.

    However, the point was that I did not see any young offensive linemen in Steelers' camp worthy of keeping on the practice squad, and we will need at least one and preferably two if we keep only nine offensive linemen on the 53.

  • ChillWill

    Great post! I would maybe want to have Redman over McHugh but thats up to Redman to be outstanding in short yardage situations during the preseason and camp and Summers to outplay McHugh at blocking right?

  • Randy Steele

    Excellent job. I have a hard time rating Frank Summers above Isaac Redman, and I shudder to think what our special teams may look like, but other than that, this is a pretty solid prediction.

  • Ted

    Will, I would be happy if that happened, but as you said, Summers would have to prove himself as a lead blocker. Plus, how can Redman be any more impressive in camp than he was last year when he still did not make the roster?