2010 Steelers Preseason Week 3 53 Man Roster Prediction

Ok, we are now three games through the preseason games and the Steelers are licking their wounds after losing to the Broncos Sunday night. I have just finished watching the replay for a 3rd time and am ready to release my latest 53 man roster prediction. Below are the changes and the reasoning for the add and drops. The only real change I made this week from last week, is to add Jonathan Dwyer back to the 53 man roster and have cut fullback Frank Summers. It is not so much that Dwyer had a better showing last night, which he did, as much as Summers is not playing well and they just do not need him. Let us not forget, JD made a few errors as well last night. Dwyer would be inactive as long as everyone is healthy and you do not have to risk sliding him through waivers to get him to the practice squad. Really I still think that is over blown as Dwyer would still be way down the food chain of running backs that will be cut on cut down day across the league. It is not an endorsement for him as much as there just happens to be a roster spot open with Summers not being needed. Addition by subtraction if you will. Everyone will ask about Crezdon Butler and yes, he is close to cracking the 53, but who do you leave off? Also, does one play make him roster worthy? Overall he has gotten better week to week, but has also looked like a practice squad guy in other games. Another plus on Butler is defensive backs coach Ray Horton has been working him at cornerback, safety, nickelback and dimeback in practices. I still have one more of these to do, so he could very well make my final cut if he follows up with another good game versus the Panthers. He could very well make Joe Burnett expendable if he does make it.

You will once again notice a 54 man roster below as Big Ben will start on the reserve suspended list and will not count as a roster spot. Do not get caught up in the order below as it is not a depth chart, just how I pieced them together.

2010 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction

Legursky, Doug C/G
Pouncey, Maurkice G/C
Essex, Trai G
Kemoeatu, Chris G
Scott, Jonathan G
Hills, Tony T
Adams, Flozell T
Foster, Ramon T
Starks, Max T
Burnett, Joe CB
Gay, William CB
Lewis, Keenan CB
McFadden, Bryant CB
Taylor, Ike CB
Madison, Anthony DB
Allen, Will S
Polamalu, Troy SS
Clark, Ryan FS
Mundy, Ryan FS
Hampton, Casey NT
Hoke, Chris NT
Eason, Nick DE
Harris, Ra\’Shon DE
Hood, Ziggy DE
Keisel, Brett DE
Smith, Aaron DE
Foote, Larry ILB
Timmons, Lawrence ILB
Farrior, James ILB
Fox, Keyaron ILB
Sylvester, Stevenson ILB
Gibson, Thaddeus OLB
Harrison, James OLB
Woodley, LaMarr OLB
Worilds, Jason OLB
Dixon, Dennis QB
Leftwich, Byron QB
Roethlisberger, Ben QB
Mendenhall, Rashard RB
Moore, Mewelde RB
Redman, Isaac RB
Dwyer, Jonathan RB
Johnson, David TE
Miller, Heath TE
Spaeth, Matt TE
Battle, Arnaz WR
Brown, Antonio WR
Randle El, Antwaan WR
Sanders, Emmanuel WR
Wallace, Mike WR
Ward, Hines WR
Warren, Greg LS
Sepulveda, Dan P
Reed, Jeff K
  • John

    Roelisthberger doesn’t count against the roster until after he comes back. So add Batch in his spot.

  • John

    Sorry I should have looked at the whole story above, I noticed that you mention that at the end.

  • Ray

    I agree, thats pretty much what I have as well and while I don’t think this will happen I would consider cutting Mundy and keeping Crezdon Butler. Mundy hasn’t looked very good and Will Allen is good enough to backup both positions. I would prefer to keep 4 safeties but I just don’t trust Mundy at all

  • SteelRose75

    Spot on save 2 spots- Madison is pure Special Teams, but you and I agree that both Allen and Battle stay, and both are Special Teams aces, plus Butler was a ball hawk in college, and as you even agreed has unbelievable position flexibility. So Butler for Madison. The other is Sunny. Sorry Sunny, unless Easons bowels come untied midseason, you havent shown me anything. However, Worthington chased down a running back and is PROTOTYPICAL 3/4 DE (no offense Zig). So Worthington for Harris.

  • Don

    Who gets cut when Ben gets back?

  • Tony

    I say Urbik is near a lock for this roster. If J. Scott is to make this team it will be at the expense of Sunny Harris. I really like Butler, I just don’t see a way to keep him. Joe Burnett is a Tomlin pick. He specifically targeted Burnett, and he has played well enough to stick.

    When Ben gets back either Harris or J. Scott will get cut. I have no problem cutting Harris. Worthington is already playing as well as Harris is and will be on the PS So Harris is not a necessity

  • Raymond

    Batch will make the 53 man roster, and get cut when Roethlisberger returns.

    Has Sonny Harris ever done anything right? He was brought back last year only because of injuries. 4 DEs

    Madison, Burnett, Butler is the toughest decision. It will come down to the 4th game.

    I thought Logan was done for sure, but he played well against Denver on special teams defense.

  • Raymond

    I keep waiting for Emmanuel Sanders to do something to show me why we picked him over Jordan Shipley??? Is he this years Sweed?