2011 Steelers 90 Man Roster With Early Training Camp Notes

Now that the CBA has been ratified and the official moves are out of the way, we have a good starting point for the 2011 Steelers 90 man roster to move forward with. Below is the roster and some early camp notes on each player. The Steelers will carry 90 players on their roster until the first cut-down date which is Aug. 30 and at that time they will need to cut to 75 players. The final roster cut is Sept. 3 and that is when they will need to trim down to their 53 man roster.

# Name POS Notes
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB Ball and chain and Netflix will be good for him
4 Leftwich, Byron QB Odds on favorite to back up Roethlisberger
16 Batch, Charlie QB Will battle Dixon likely for 3rd spot
10 Dixon, Dennis QB Will likely battle for 3rd spot and showcased in preseason
34 Mendenhall, Rashard RB Off Twitter hopefully for good
33 Redman, Isaac RB Should enter year as Rashard backup
21 Moore, Mewelde RB Should make 53 with Batch hot on his heels
35 Batch, Baron RB 7th round camp darling and off to a great start and inside the bubble
38 Clay, John RB Big back that might be in line for practice squad
27 Dwyer, Jonathan RB Very little chance at making roster
41 Johnson, James RB No chance at making roster
17 Wallace, Mike WR Awesome and could get better if he improves short area play
86 Ward, Hines WR Court date in October for DUI
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR Pray that foot heals fast
84 Brown, Antonio WR Getting plenty of well needed reps early on in camp and is safe
81 Battle, Arnaz WR Great start to camp and is holding his roster spot for now
80 Sweed, Limas WR It is his for the taking but he has not showed he wants it
19 Grisham, Tyler WR Outside looking in but very unlikely
15 Lyons, Wes WR Could be a dark horse to push Sweed out for good and grab 6th WR spot
18 Mims, Adam WR Raw but could have outside shot at practice squad
14 Robinson, Armand WR No chance at making roster
8 Greenwood, Eric WR No chance at making roster
11 McCrae, Terrence WR No chance at making roster
85 Johnson, David TE Good start to camp as he tries to win #2 TE spot but is better Hback
89 Gilmore, John TE Veteran street free agent trying to earn #2 TE spot
44 Saunders, Wesyle TE Like his chances at making roster
45 McCoy, Jamie TE Strong showing early and might be practice squad material
49 Charlton, Vaughn TE No chance at making roster
87 Bright, Eugene TE PUP with shoulder and that is never good for a nobody
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C Looks healthy and hungry in his 2nd camp.
64 Legursky, Doug C/G Backup center and outside shot at right guard spot
54 Miller, Colin C Possible practice squad candidate after Brooks left camp
68 Kemoeatu, Chris G Active PUP with knee swelling to start camp is not good
73 Foster, Ramon G/T Battling for starting right guard spot
62 Williams, Keith G 6th rounder that is progressing nicely early in camp
77 John Malecki G Pitt boy with no chance
69 McCaskill, Nevin G No chance at making roster
72 Scott, Jonathan T Left tackle until Gilbert is ready
74 Colon, Willie T Welcome back Willie
65 Gilbert, Marcus T 2nd round pick that has missed tons of time but will be on 53
61 Scott, Chris T/G Seems they like him on the right side and currently inside the bubble
66 Hills, Tony T Do I really have to comment on Tony? OK I just did
67 Jolly, Kyle T Possible practice squad candidate again
55 Turner, Trevis T Big kid with little to no chance
91 Smith, Aaron DE So far so good with the repaired biceps in camp
99 Keisel, Brett DE The beard is back and will start on right side
96 Hood, Ziggy DE Former 1st round pick that is progressing nicely
95 Heyward, Cameron DE 1st round pick that seems to be learning fast
77 Harris, Ra\’Shon DE Not flashing at all
61 Boyle, Ty DE No chance at making roster
65 Chavis, Miguel DE No chance at making roster
? Bryant, Corbin DE No chance at making roster
98 Hampton, Casey NT Uses camp to get into shape. No more ding-dongs
76 Hoke, Chris NT Versatile veteran and backup to Hampton
69 McLendon, Steve NT Could get passed up by Gray if he falters
67 Gray, Anthony NT Showing quickness and legitimate practice squad material
92 Harrison, James OLB Only think that can slow him down is the commish and his back
56 Woodley, LaMarr OLB Currently waering the tag and hopefully extended by week 1
97 Worilds, Jason OLB Progressing nicely and should be Harrison backup
54 Carter, Chris OLB 5th rounder has showed his quickness and could be early ST guy
51 Farrior, James ILB In great shape once again to captain the defense
94 Timmons, Lawrence ILB Heading into his final year under contract and could be Pro Bowler this year
50 Foote, Larry ILB Should back up inside again and help in goal-line package
55 Sylvester, Stevenson ILB Looks ready to contribute if needed inside
90 Ellis, Chris LB Just doesn\’t have it
44 Harvey, Mario LB Could be special teams guy if healthy
48 Ivy, Mortty LB No chance at making roster
46 McCoy, Chris LB No chance at making roster
47 Atkins, Baraka LB Have not heard his name all camp
24 Taylor, Ike CB Swaggin back for his 9th year and worked harder on his hands
20 McFadden, Bryant CB Nagging injuries already in camp with his hamstring but should be safe
22 Gay, William CB Nickel job is his to lose
23 Lewis, Keenan CB Battling for a roster spot but seems not to have not made jump yet
28 Butler, Crezdon CB Battling for a roster spot but has missed early time with quad
40 Brown, Curtis CB 3rd rounder that is starting to show his toughness and skills
39 Allen, Cortez CB 4th rounder that will make 53 but has been sidelined early in camp
30 Warren, Donovan CB No chance at making roster
27 Brinkley, Niles CB No chance at making roster
43 Polamalu, Troy SS So far so good with the Achilles and will get plenty of days off
29 Mundy, Ryan SS Should make the 53 again to back up Polamalu
42 Cromartie-Smith, Da\’Mon SS Could be headed to practice squad again
25 Clark, Ryan FS Back to football now and enough with the other stuff
26 Allen, Will FS Should stick as 4th safety and special teamer
35 Greenwood, Brett FS No chance at making roster
9 Sepulveda, Daniel P Rebuilt knee yet again
13 Kapinos, Jeremy P Will battle Sepulveda for punting job
6 Suisham, Shaun K 4 year deal means they trust him
5 Waters, Swayze K No chance at making roster
60 Warren, Greg LS Hard to see him being beat out
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