By now, most of you are probably pretty curious as to why the Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to make any rosters move being as their offseason roster appears to include 93 players following the draft and the signing of 10 undrafted free agents. While no moves have been as of yet, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explained Tuesday to David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio why the team appears to be over the allotted limit and when they will need to be down to 90 total players.
“We always have to be at 90 and currently we’re about, I think, 3 players over,” said Colbert. “So between now and Thursday we have to get in compliance with that and sometimes you wait and see to make sure that the college free agents, sometimes they haven’t passed, or haven’t had, a physical yet if they weren’t combine attendees and we didn’t have them in for a visit. So you always give yourself a little bit of cushion just in case a few of those guys aren’t medically prepared. Once the [mini]camp starts then we do have to be in compliance and we will be.”
While its hard to speculate as to which three players will be released in the coming days, logic tells that group of players will come from the ones who were signed to futures contracts over the course of the last few months. if I had to venture a guess, the Steelers will release a defensive back or two and maybe an offensive lineman.
For the sake of creating a mini competition, let me know your guesses as to which three players will be let go by Thursday.