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Steelers Announce Initial 53-Man Roster For 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their initial 53 man roster for the 2017 season and you can see it below.

Obviously, there are quite a few decisions to analyze and as always, a few more moves might be forthcoming before the team plays their Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Wide receiver – After trading Sammie Coates to the Browns earlier in the day, it became clear that Justin Hunter would make the 53-man roster. Darrius Heyward-Bey also made the initial roster.

Running backTerrell Watson made the 53 thanks to a solid preseason showing. We knew there was a good chance of that happening Friday night when it was reported that both Knile Davis and Fitzgerald Toussaint were going to be released. Le’Veon Bell has still not signed his franchise tender and thus is the 54th player. I did not include him below for that reason.

Tight end – Surprisingly, David Johnson was cut after signing a two-year contract earlier in the offseason.

Offensive lineMatt Feiler sticks as the ninth offensive lineman and that’s great to see. He had a solid preseason showing.

Defensive line – The Steelers decided to keep Daniel McCullers as their sixth defensive lineman for now and that’s a bit surprising.

Cornerback – After trading Ross Cockrell to the New York Giants, the Steelers kept Coty Sensabaugh and rookie draft pick Brian Allen. It will be interesting to see if rookie draft pick Cameron Sutton goes in Reserve/Injured in a few days. Senquez Golson, as expected, was cut.

LinebackerSteven Johnson was cut and that means four inside linebackers were kept along with five outside linebackers.

Long snapper – Kameron Canaday beat out sixth-round draft pick Colin Holba for the job.

# PLAYER POS
29 Allen, Brian CB
94 Alualu, Tyson DE
4 Berry, Jordan P
9 Boswell, Chris K
84 Brown, Antonio WR
10 Bryant, Martavis WR
25 Burns, Artie CB
46 Canaday, Kameron LS
56 Chickillo, Anthony LB
30 Conner, James RB
37 Dangerfield, Jordan S
28 Davis, Sean S
66 DeCastro, David G
5 Dobbs, Joshua QB
48 Dupree, Bud LB
71 Feiler, Matt OT
67 Finney, B.J. C/G
54 Fort, L.J. LB
73 Foster, Ramon G
22 Gay, William CB
77 Gilbert, Marcus OT
21 Golden, Robert S
85 Grimble, Xavier TE
Haden, Joe CB
79 Hargrave, Javon DT
92 Harrison, James LB
65 Hawkins, Jerald OT
88 Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR
97 Heyward, Cameron DE
40 Hilton, Mike CB
74 Hubbard, Chris C/G
11 Hunter, Justin WR
81 James, Jesse TE
3 Jones, Landry QB
44 Matakevich, Tyler LB
93 McCullers, Daniel DT
89 McDonald, Vance TE
23 Mitchell, Mike S
55 Moats, Arthur LB
45 Nix, Roosevelt FB
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB
17 Rogers, Eli WR
24 Sensabaugh, Coty CB
50 Shazier, Ryan LB
19 Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR
20 Sutton, Cameron CB
91 Tuitt, Stephon DE
78 Villanueva, Alejandro OT
96 Walton, L.T. DE
39 Watson, Terrell RB
90 Watt, T.J. LB
98 Williams, Vince LB
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