Ok, the mini camps and OTA\’s are now over and we are just 8 days away from training camp opening in Latrobe for the Steelers. On April 24th, I took my first offseason guess at the 53 man roster and quite a bit has changed over 3 months. Willie Colon is out for the year and draft pick Chris Scott looks to miss much of if not all of camp with a foot injury. I replaced them with Jonathan Scott and Tony Hills respectively and added Doug Legursky as it is evident Maurkice Pouncey is destined to work at guard initially. Nick Eason was scratched to make room for Crezdon Butler, who I now think will make the roster and force the Steelers to carry 10 defensive backs. The Steelers will likely carry 2 defensive lineman on the practice squad and Eason is the odd man out here. I scratched rookie wide receiver Antonio Brown as I now feel he ends up on the practice squad and swapped Sean McHugh for David Johnson at TE/HB. I feel a healthy McHugh is a much better option. What a perfect time to throw out our best prediction of what the 53 man roster will look like. You will once again notice a 54 man roster below as Big Ben will start on the reserve suspended list and will not count as a roster spot. That means I have 54 on this list. Barring any more injuries or any other unforeseen circumstances, here is my pre-training camp guess at the final 53 man roster below. Do not get caught up in the order below as it is not a depth chart, just how I pieced them together. It will be fun to look back after final cuts to see exactly how close I came and what spurred any differences to my list. wish me luck.
UPDATE: Edited on July 29th to reflect the signing of Flozell Adams. I replaced Jonathan Scott with Adams as Scott is likely the odd man out with this move.
2010 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction
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