QB’s – Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Zack Mettenberger (3)
Thoughts – Easiest group to pick, welcome newly signed Mettenberger to the mix.
RB’s – De’Angelo Williams, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Daryl Richardson, Roosevelt Nix (4)
Thoughts – Great roster battle between Toussaint and Richardson will continue until Bell is back from suspension.
TE’s – Jesse James, David Johnson, Xavier Grimble (3)
Thoughts – Grimble gets the 3rd TE by default with Green going on PUP. He did look much better against the Saints.
WR’s – Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers (5)
Thoughts – One of the strengths of the team got even better with the emergence of Eli Rogers.
OL – Alejando Villanueva, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David Decastro, Marcus Gilbert, Ryan Harris, Cody Wallace, BJ Finney, Chris Hubbard, (9)
Thoughts – Villanueva put to rest any thoughts of losing his job after a shaky start. Chris Hubbard survives due to the injury to 4th round pick Gerald Hawkins.
DL – Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Dan McCullers, Ricardo Mathews, Javon Hargrave, LT Walton (6)
Thoughts – What a difference a year makes! Last years weakness with no depth whatsoever, turns into a very deep group this season. Hargrave is a star in the making.
OLB – Bud Dupree, Jarvis Jones, James Harrison, Authur Moats, Anthony Chickillo (5)
Thoughts – Steelers did nothing to upgrade this group. Have to hope Dupree becomes the pass rusher they desperately need. Chickillo had a good camp, but is yet to show anything in a game.
ILB – Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Steven Johnson, LJ Fort (5)
Thoughts – The battle for the 4th and 5th ILB spots rages on. Matakevich still has a chance to bump Fort or Johnson out. It’s more likely he ends up on the practice squad though.
CB – William Gay, Ross Cockrell, Artie Burns, Doran Grant, TBD (5)
Thoughts – The 5th corner is not yet on this roster in my opinion. The Steelers will add one from another teams cuts before the season begins.
S – Mike Mitchell, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Sean Davis, Jordan Dangerfield (5)
Thoughts – Rookie Sean Davis could play safety or corner this year, good thing they have him.
ST – K Chris Boswell, P Jordan Berry, LS Greg Warren (3)
Thoughts – Berry put to rest any thoughts of losing his job very early in the preseason.
Practice Squad: RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, WR’s Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton, OL’s Matt Feiler, LB’s Travis Feeny, Tyler Matakevich, DL’s Caushaud Lyons, Johnny Maxey CB’s Montell Gart