2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 3.0 – Week 3 Preseason Edition

The second Steelers preseason game is in the books and now it is time to post my 3rd version of the 2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction. If you missed the pre training camp 53 man roster projection edition or the 2.0 version, you can read them by visiting the links. There will be 2 more of these as we slowly work our way down to the final 53 man prediction following the last preseason game against the Panthers.

The first change you will notice in this version is that I am now only keeping 5 receivers instead of 6. Arnaz Battle has been removed as I think the receiving corps is deep enough with the edition of Jerricho Cotchery and Battle can be replaced by another special teams player, as that was going to be his main contribution anyways. Taking his place on the 53 projection this week is Donovan Warren. I believe he has played himself inside the bubble right now and he adds depth to the cornerback position. Warren also can play special teams, so that is a plus for him. Ed Bouchette reports that Tyler Grisham is still eligible for the practice squad, so I will take his word for it.

I was tempted to drop Crezdon Butler, but I will give him another week. The emergence of Warren has likely put Butler on the bubble. Bryant McFadden is still hampered by a hamstring injury and he has had problems staying healthy since returning to Pittsburgh last season. Curtis Brown finally made it to the field against the Eagles, but Cortez Allen missed his second straight preseason game. I am not ruling out Allen being placed on injured reserve or being snuck to the practice squad if he continues to remain sidelined. He needs to hit the field next week against the Atlanta to stay on the roster in my opinion. For now I have the Steelers keeping a staggering 8 cornerbacks.

Another change this week is the addition of Tony Hills and the dropping of Chris Scott. Scott has looked very bad at both right guard and right tackle thus far and Hills seems destined now for the starting right guard spot or at the worst a reserve swing spot. I need to clarify the eligibility of Scott for the practice squad as I think that might be an option for that like Grisham.

In recapping, I have added Warren and Hills and removed Scott and Battle. On the practice squad I dropped Wes Lyons and Kyle Jolly and replaced them with Grisham and Scott.

2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 3.0 Version

7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB
4 Leftwich, Byron QB
16 Batch, Charlie QB
34 Mendenhall, Rashard RB
20 Moore, Mewelde RB
33 Redman, Isaac RB
27 Dwyer, Jonathan RB
17 Wallace, Mike WR
86 Ward, Hines WR
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR
84 Brown, Antonio WR
82 Cotchery, Jerricho WR
83 Miller, Heath TE
85 Johnson, David TE
89 Gilmore, John 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
66 Hills,Tony T
24 Taylor, Ike CB
20 McFadden, Bryant CB
22 Gay, William CB
30 Warren, Donovan CB
39 Allen, Cortez CB
40 Brown, Curtis CB
23 Lewis, Keenan CB
28 Butler, Crezdon 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
54 Carter, Chris OLB
6 Suisham, Shaun K
9 Sepulveda, Daniel P
60 Warren, Greg LS
Practice Squad
48 Mortty Ivy LB
67 Anthony Gray NT
42 Da\’Mon Cromartie-Smith SS
44 Weslye Saunders TE
72 John Malecki C/G
71 Corbin Bryant DE
19 Tyler Grisham WR
61 Chris Scott G/T
Week 1 Inactives
40 Curtis Brown CB
39 Cortez Allen CB
27 Jonathan Dwyer RB
62 Keith Williams G
54 Chris Carter OLB
28 Crezdon Butler CB
65 Marcus Gilbert T
Injured Reserve
33 Baron Batch RB