2011 Draft

Steelers 2011 Roster As It Stands Today – Players Under Contract

During the Steelers pre draft press conference today Steelers Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert said, “We\’re going to pick based on our team as it currently stands,” Colbert said. “I don\’t know how it currently stands because there\’s different possibilities that exist. But when the lockout began this is our team as we know it, and we\’re going to draft accordingly.”

What Colbert was of course eluding to are the several free agents the Steelers have that are up in the air. Most notably are the ones who\’s free agent status depends on the outcome of a new CBA like tackle Willie Colon, cornerback William Gay, tight end Matt Spaeth and punter Daniel Sepulveda. All four of those players have been tendered as if they were restricted free agents, but that certainly could be the opposite depending on how the labor talks go.

The Steelers already placed the franchise tag on linebacker LaMarr Woodley and he signed his franchise tender prior to the start of the lockout. Also tendered were tackle Tony Hills and quarterback Dennis Dixon, both of which are likely to remain restricted free agents. The Steelers also have several players I have discussed since the end of the season who are sure-fire unrestricted free agents. Those players are, cornerback Ike Taylor, defensive back Anthony Madison, nose tackle Chris Hoke, defensive end Nick Eason, running back Mewelde Moore linebacker Keyaron Fox, guard Trai Essex, kicker Shaun Suisham, long snapper Greg Warren and safety Ryan Mundy. In addition Doug Legursky is an exclusive rights free agent, but has yet to officially sign. He will return in 2011.

As it stands right now, the Steelers have 57 players under contract if you count Woodley signing his franchise tender. This includes the 17 players they signed to the offseason expanded roster after the season ended, many of which ended the season on the Steelers practice squad.

Below is the list of players on the Steelers current roster as it stands today that are under contract heading into the 2011 NFL draft. The Steelers offseason roster can not exceed 80 players under contract at any given time under the current NFL offseason roster limits.

# Name Pos. Age
51 James Farrior ILB 36
16 Charlie Batch QB 36
71 Flozell Adams T 35
86 Hines Ward WR 35
91 Aaron Smith DE 35
98 Casey Hampton NT 33
99 Brett Keisel DE 32
92 James Harrison OLB 32
25 Ryan Clark FS 31
82 Antwaan Randle El WR 31
4 Byron Leftwich QB 31
81 Arnaz Battle WR 31
50 Larry Foote LB 30
43 Troy Polamalu SS 30
7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 29
78 Max Starks T 29
20 Bryant McFadden CB 29
26 Will Allen S 28
68 Chris Kemoeatu G 28
83 Heath Miller TE 28
37 Tuff Harris DB 28
65 Nevin McCaskill OG 27
56 LaMarr Woodley OLB 26
47 Baraka Atkins LB 26
13 Jeremy Kapinos P 26
90 Chris Ellis LB 26
33 Isaac Redman RB 26
80 Limas Sweed WR 26
41 James Johnson RB 26
87 Eugene Bright TE 26
73 Ramon Foster T 25
69 Steve McLendon DT 25
94 Lawrence Timmons LB 24
23 Keenan Lewis CB 24
96 Ziggy Hood DE 24
17 Mike Wallace WR 24
77 Ra\’Shon Harris DE 24
77 Dorian Brooks OG 24
88 Emmanuel Sanders WR 24
48 Mortty Ivy LB 24
46 Chris McCoy LB 24
42 Da\’Mon Cromartie-Smith S 24
34 Rashard Mendenhall RB 23
85 David Johnson TE 23
28 Crezdon Butler CB 23
97 Jason Worilds OLB 23
61 Chris Scott T 23
5 Swayze Waters K 23
67 Kyle Jolly T 23
45 Jamie McCoy TE 23
19 Tyler Grisham WR 23
15 Wes Lyons WR 23
55 Stevenson Sylvester ILB 22
84 Antonio Brown WR 22
30 Donovan Warren CB 22
53 Maurkice Pouncey C 21
27 Jonathan Dwyer RB 21
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