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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

I was planning to wait until after the first preseason game to post my first 53 man roster, but I have already had several requests to do it now. As many know I was able to nail the 53 man roster last offseason after the final preseason game. Here is the way this works. I will update my prediction from here on out after every preseason game leading up to the final roster cuts. There will be 5 of these in all with this being the first. I will notate in each update why I added or removed a player so you can follow my train of thought. There is no way this first one will be right, but here we go.

Quite a few of these are no brainers as they are no-brainers. I believe there to be about 12-13 spots open on the roster to be had baring an injury. That could change in a hurry though.

Yes I know I have Chris Hoke and Greg Warren on my list and they are not currently under contract, but I can see them being signed back any time now. These could change if not signed by next prediction.

The first tough call is the 5th and 6th wide receiver spots. I am guessing they carry 6 and I currently have Arnaz Battle and Tyler Grisham in those spots for now as they are the most experienced in my opinion and Battle plays on special teams.

They next tough call is Baron Batch. I admit I have a soft spot for him, but I truly feel it is his spot to lose right now on the 53.

The next tough call is the 3rd tight end spot and Wesyle Saunders gets it by default right now as he fits the mold. Should a veteran be signed, this might change.

The last tough call is Keith Williams. I really think it is his spot to lose after the first few days of camp as a reserve guard.

On defense, Crezdon Butler and Will Allen are iffy. Allen could still be a salary cap dump, but for now he stays. Butler beats out Keenan Lewis right now for the time being. I have the Steelers keeping 6 cornerbacks.

Chris Carter and Mario Harvey are the next tough ones, but I think both can provide special teams help and fight weekly over who gets the helmet.

Remember this exercise is to mimic what 53 board the coaches have and I get four more shots at it. This 53 is bound to be off, but it will serve as my starting point.

2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction – Training Camp Edition

Offense
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB
4 Leftwich, Byron QB
16 Batch, Charlie QB
34 Mendenhall, Rashard RB
20 Moore, Mewelde RB
33 Redman, Isaac RB
35 Batch, Baron RB
17 Wallace, Mike WR
86 Ward, Hines WR
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR
84 Brown, Antonio WR
81 Battle, Arnaz WR
19 Grisham, Tyler WR
83 Miller, Heath TE
85 Johnson, David TE
44 Saunders, Wesyle TE
64 Legursky, Doug G/C
53 Pouncey, Maurkice C
68 Kemoeatu, Chris G
73 Foster, Ramon G
62 Williams, Keith G
65 Gilbert, Marcus T
72 Scott, Jonathan T
74 Colon, Willie T
61 Scott, Chris T
Defense
24 Taylor, Ike CB
20 McFadden, Bryant CB
22 Gay, William CB
28 Butler, Crezdon CB
39 Allen, Cortez CB
40 Brown, Curtis CB
43 Polamalu, Troy SS
25 Clark, Ryan FS
29 Mundy, Ryan FS
26 Allen, Will S
91 Smith, Aaron DE
95 Heyward, Cameron DE
96 Hood, Ziggy DE
99 Keisel, Brett DE
98 Hampton, Casey NT
76 Chris Hoke NT
92 Harrison, James OLB
94 Timmons, Lawrence ILB
51 Farrior, James ILB
56 Woodley, LaMarr OLB
97 Worilds, Jason OLB
55 Sylvester, Stevenson ILB
50 Foote, Larry ILB
44 Harvey, Mario ILB
54 Carter, Chris OLB
Specialist
6 Suisham, Shaun K
9 Sepulveda, Daniel P
60 Warren, Greg LS
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