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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 3 Edition


The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played three preseason games, so it is now time for my sixth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. Boy, it sure seems like I just did my fifth one 24 hours ago.

If you missed my first five 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp, first preseason game and second preseason game, you can view them by following the links provided.

My next one will thankfully be my last one.

Feel free to list your prediction below in the comments below.

Offense: (26)

Quarterbacks: (3) Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones

  • No changes here. Same as it ever was.

Running Backs: (5) Le’Veon Bell, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer LaRod Stephens-Howling, Felix Jones

  • Is Jones just a body? Are they telling us everything we need to know about Stephens-Howling and his knee? Something smells. If they needed a running back body so bad, why not just get one off the street? Jones’ skill-set is the same as Stephens-Howling’s.

Fullbacks: (1) Will Johnson

  • Please stay healthy, Will.

Wide Receivers: (5) Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery, Markus Wheaton, Derek Moye

  • Moye is in the lead over Justin Brown right now.

Tight Ends: (4) Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, David Paulson, David Johnson

  • I think that they think Beachum can be the third tight end until Spaeth and Miller are ready.

Offensive Line: (8) Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Ramon Foster, Mike Adams, Marcus Gilbert, Kelvin Beachum, John Malecki, Chris Hubbard

  • Because I can’t stand the thought of Guy Whimper being here, I am adding Hubbard as the eighth. He will be inactive unless an injury occurs. Maybe they snatch one off the waiver wire instead.

Defense: (24)

Nose Tackles: (2) Steve McLendon, Alameda Ta’amu

  • Either Ta’amu or Hebron Fangupo. I will take Ta’amu.

Defensive Ends: (4) Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Cameron Heyward, Al Woods

  • Brian Arnfelt to the practice squad.

Linebackers: (9) Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worilds, Jarvis Jones, Marshall McFadden, Vince Williams, Chris Carter, Brian Rolle

  • With Stevenson Sylvester now gone the path is clear for McFadden, Rolle and Williams. Carter is by no means a lock as he has showed nothing during the preseason.

Cornerbacks: (5) Ike Taylor, Cortez Allen, William Gay, Curtis Brown, Terry Hawthorne

  • Josh Victorian is not great on special teams so Hawthorne gets his spot.

Safeties: (4) Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas

  • I sure wanted to try to keep DaMon Cromartie-Smith.

Special Teams: (3)

Kicker: (1) Shaun Suisham

  • This is an easy call.

Punter: (1) Drew Butler

  • Coin flip and Butler beat Brian Moorman.

Long Snapper: (1) Greg Warren

  • Easy call with just one.

Practice Squad: (8) Ross Ventrone, Josh Victorian, Joe Long,, Alan Baxter, Nathan Overbay, Brian Arnfelt, Kion Wilson

  • Baxter and Arnfelt really look like keepers. Victorian needs some work. Overbay is a practice body as is Wilson, Long and Ventrone.

PUP: (1) Sean Spence

  • They have a lot of time with the rules of the PUP to see if Spence can make it back this year.

Injured Reserve: (2) Plaxico Burress, Nick Williams

  • DeMarcus Van Dyke and Justin Cheadle likely revert back here for a while after clearing waivers.

Week 1 Inactives: (7) Landry Jones, Terry Hawthorne, Alameda Ta’amu, Le’Veon Bell, Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Chris Hubbard

  • All of these make sense if they all make the roster.

OFFENSE

76

Adams, Mike

T

68

Beachum, Kelvin

T/G

26

Bell, Le’Veon

RB

84

Brown, Antonio

WR

89

Cotchery, Jerricho

WR

66

DeCastro, David

G

27

Dwyer, Jonathan

RB

73

Foster, Ramon

G

77

Gilbert, Marcus

T

5

Gradkowski, Bruce

QB

74

Hubbard, Chris

G

85

Johnson, David

TE

46

Johnson, Will

FB

23

Jones, Felix

RB

3

Jones, Landry

QB

62

Malecki, John

G

83

Miller, Heath

TE

14

Moye, Derek

WR

81

Paulson, David

TE

53

Pouncey, Maurkice

C

33

Redman, Isaac

RB

7

Roethlisberger, Ben

QB

88

Sanders, Emmanuel

WR

87

Spaeth, Matt

TE

34

Stephens-Howling, LaRod

RB

11

Wheaton, Markus

WR

DEFENSE

28

Allen, Cortez

CB

31

Brown, Curtis

CB

54

Carter, Chris

OLB

25

Clark, Ryan

S

50

Foote, Larry

ILB

22

Gay, William

CB

21

Golden, Robert

S

30

Hawthorne, Terry

CB

97

Heyward, Cameron

DE

96

Hood, Ziggy

DE

95

Jones, Jarvis

OLB

99

Keisel, Brett

DE

40

McFadden, Marshall

ILB

90

McLendon, Steve

NT

43

Polamalu, Troy

S

47

Rolle, Brian

ILB

74

Ta’amu, Alameda

NT

24

Taylor, Ike

CB

29

Thomas, Shamarko

S

94

Timmons, Lawrence

ILB

44

Williams, Vince

ILB

56

Woodley, LaMarr

OLB

65

Woods, Al

DE

93

Worilds, Jason

OLB

SPECIALIST

9

Butler, Drew

P

6

Suisham, Shaun

K

60

Warren, Greg

LS

PRACTICE SQUAD

69

Arnfelt, Brian

DE

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    I had Hubbard on my final 53 about a week ago more because no one has really stood out. Not saying Hubbard has stood out but he hasnt been as noticeable as Whimper has been for negative plays. Since his knee injury DJ has shown nothing even though he has to have a clean up but Steelers are putting a premium on health. I believe he is gone.

  • ELIJAH

    Dunn is a Threat if he take it out of the Endzone watch out!!

  • Mkeller

    It’s not a good year to be trying to make the Steelers as a return guy only. He looks like he could be a difference maker but they’re going to have to carry #’s a positions they normally wouldn’t because of injuries and that most likely will work against him.

  • Milliken Steeler

    I think Justin Brown makes it. He had size, runs good routes to include going across the middle, good hands and he does have experience returning punts in college to include one returned for a TD. We just haven’t used him on ST yet.

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