Looking At The Steelers Roster Numbers On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut down to 53 players on Friday and now we will examine the numbers by position starting with the defense

Nose tackles (3) – Pretty easy here. Look for Alameda Ta\’amu to be on the inactive list for quite a while.

Defensive ends (4) – The only question was if the fourth would be Al Woods or Corbin Bryant. Woods got the spot so look for Bryant to land on the practice squad.

Linebackers (9) – The injury to Sean Spence Thursday night allowed Adrian Robinson to make the roster, at least for now. Once Stevenson Sylvester, James Harrison and Jason Worilds get to 100%, Robinson could be off to the practice squad.

Cornerbacks (4) – One less than I thought they would carry, but as long as all four remain healthy, that\’s all they will need to dress.

Safeties (5) – With Ryan Clark down for the opener, they had to carry a 5th. That 5th was Robert Golden, so his hamstring must be good to go. Now that Golden has made it, how long can he stay on it?