The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to trin their roster down from 90 players to 75 a few days after they play the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night and head coach Mike Tomlin refers to it as shortening the lines. That means 15 players will be suiting up for the last time Saturday and below are the projected players I see being released or waived.
C Joe Madsen – Undrafted free agent that didn\’t play a snap on offense in the first two preseason games.
G Mike Golic Jr. – Undrafted free agent that didn\’t play a snap on offense in the first two preseason games.
TE Nathan Overbay – Was signed duringh training camp due to all the injuries.
WR Tyler Shaw – Last one in, first one out.
T Mike Farrell – Undrafted free agent and like Madsen, he has yet to play a snap on offense.
CB Devin Smith – At least he got an interception, but I don\’t think it will be enough to keep him around another week. He was signed after camp started.
WR Kashif Moore – Was a camp body from the moment he was signed to a futures contract.
CB Ryan Steed – It\’s either this week or next week.
LB Kion Wilson – I think either he or Brian Rolle goes now with the other one going during the final cut. Possibly both go.
LB Terence Garvin – Maybe an outside shot to return to the practice squad in a few weeks. Cut him now so he goes under the radar.
S Ross Ventrone – Courtesy cut. Mr. Transaction Man gets one more to add to his list.
WR J.D. Woods – If not this week then next week. Zero snaps on offense in the second preseason game after catching two passes in the first game. Was signed as an undrafted free agent.
TE Peter Tuitupou – Same situation as Overbay. Maybe he last another week, but it\’s now or next week.
WR David Gilreath – Blew his chance.
QB John Parker Wilson – Courtesy cut, so he can try to catch on elsewhere.