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Steelers Make Final Roster Moves


The Pittsburgh Steelers have now trimmed their roster down to 53 players and below are the transactions that took place on Saturday.

Waived were G Mike Golic Jr., C Joe Madsen, WR Reggie Dunn, LB Terence Garvin, CB Devin Smith, RB Alvester Alexander, WR Kashif Moore, TE Nathan Overbay, S Ross Ventrone, DE Brian Arnfelt, RB Jonathan Dwyer, NT Alameda Ta’amu, CB Terry Hawthorne, WR Justin Brown, CB Josh Victorian, LB Marshall McFadden TE Jamie McCoy, G Chris Hubbard, LB Alan Baxter, LB Brian Rolle and T Joe Long.

P Brian Moorman was released and TE Heath Miller was activated from the PUP list.

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  • dgh57

    If Brian Arnfelt ends up on the 53 man roster that may tell us no contract extension for Hood. I wouldn’t think they would risk putting Arnfelt on the PS if Hood isn’t in our plans beyond this year. Then again they could also go with 7 D-Linemen and Arnfelt on the roster wouldn’t matter.

  • walter mason

    I hope they find a way to keep Arnfelt without cuttin T’amu.

  • Matthew Marczi

    And Victorian is? And who says Ike is gone next year? He’s under contract, and they might even re-sign him after that. Curtis Brown is on this roster because of special teams, period. If you think the team’s special teams sucks now with him, you don’t want to see the special teams without him.

  • Eric

    I agree with you that the 8th lineman rarely plays, but the difference it makes is I would rather develop a young guy with potential than keep Whimper. If neither plays, we agree that it is irrelevant. Speaking of irrelevant I remember last year when a guy picked 4 players before Mr. Irrelevant got a chance to play and showed us what he could do. His name is Kelvin Beachum. Would you rather have kept Jonathan Scott?

  • Matthew Marczi

    You’re forgetting about the practice squad. Basically the only difference between Whimper and Joe Long (who is a lock to make the practice squad) is what they will be getting paid, because they’ll be doing the same things in practice. In fact, this is probably what the scout team offensive line will be, left to right: Beachum-Hubbard-Malecki-Whimper-Long.

    Jonathan Scott is a better player than he was given credit for, and I would take him in a heartbeat over Whimper. He shouldn’t be a starting left tackle (which is what he was unfairly asked to do) but neither is Beachum, or Long, or anybody else who would be the eighth guy. If they find somebody better than Whimper, they will make the swap I’m sure, but I’m not crossing my fingers.

  • cencalsteeler

    Scouts base talent and skill level along with demeanor and attitude with their college play. Bells college play speaks volumes. If your going to throw in the towel on a player because of a bruised knee and a sprained ankle, I’d say yes, you are being a little too harsh.

  • chris ward

    Surprised Marshall McFadden did not make the 53. Should be on the PS though. Isaiah Green making the 53 over Hawthorne and Victorian came out of nowhere did not see that coming.

  • Eric

    Again, we agree. My point was Beachum has developed and become a better player than J. Scott is now. Last year he was viewed similarly to Joe Long today. Maybe Joe Long (or some other young guy) will develop as well. Whimper certainly will not. Whimper appears to be a better ROG that ROT. I will give him that, but we need a backup that can play OT. If money was the issue, waive Whimper, no one else will claim him and then resign him which makes his salary non guaranteed should we cut him later in favor of someone better. Getting someone better is not asking for much. I would even go with Max Starks at this point.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Teams can begin assembling a practice squad at noon tomorrow. Should be announcement within 24 hours from then I would imagine, I can’t really remember how long it usually takes the Steelers to announce theirs.

  • Matthew Marczi

    He was definitely a darkhorse, but in hindsight I think he was the right choice. I think Victorian has pretty much hit his ceiling, as he was already an overachiever, while Hawthorne spent most of the offseason nursing his knee. Green did a nice job and earned the spot. Jim Wexell had been mentioning him throughout the offseason as an under the radar guy the team likes though.

  • GoSteelerz

    I thought Steed and Smith showed more potential than Brown. (Steed looked really good in coverage on defense, some of those sacks were because the QB looked his way and couldn’t throw it because his guy wasn’t open, by the time he went to his next read, the defense was there for the sack. Smith had a nice int, and a couple nice tackles against the run. These guys deserve a second look to me.) Brown may be good on special teams, I can understand that, but if we get any injuries at CB, I do not feel comfortable at all having him in there. Even your reserves need to be able to play on defense when called upon, he is not able to do that. I thought Ventrone looked good on special teams, making some nice one on one tackles, and disrupting returns in general. I was quite upset that they didn’t get rid of Brown. Well, now we’ll see about the waiver wire and the practice squad, there may be hope yet.

  • GoSteelerz

    I liked Moye last year, and was really hoping they’d keep him around ad that he’d get another chance this year. It’s nice to see he’s made good on it thus far, let’s hope it continues. He’s a good character guy, and I always root for those kind of players.

  • chris ward

    Yeah I agree that Green deserves it since he was on the field more than Hawthorne and played better than Victorian during the preseason. I Think Victorian’s miss tackle on the 109 yard kickoff return against KC might of been the difference maker in who got the 5th CB spot.

  • GoSteelerz

    Yes, Isaiah Green showed some promise. He did look bad on that one pass play in the last game, but he recovered and made a solid tackle, which led to us holding them to a field goal. Hey, sometimes you will get beat, but how do you respond? Isaiah made a nice tackle to at least prevent the score, much like Moye didn’t give up on that one play and ran his man down which also ended up preventing a touchdown. I’ll be watching Green to see if he can continue to develop.

  • Bob Graff

    All i’m saying is Bell has proven nothing yet. So people should say we are waiting to give this guy a chance. It’s not like we are waiting for Eric Dickerson to come off IR.

  • dgh57

    All coaches probably have input as to who makes the roster. If our Special Teams was top 5 of everything they do, Brown would be history already. I don’t care for Brown as a CB either, and so I’m hoping Isaiah Green is the answer because we need him to step up now that he’s on the roster!

  • steeltown

    Green’s pretty much as fast as Van Dyke and he seems to have a good mental grasp of the game or atleast has good instincts and is a sure tackler.. im actually happy they kept him over Victorian… just hope Hawthorne makes the PS

  • steeltown

    Yea I could see D.Johnson being waived once Miller and Spaeth are both active

  • steeltown

    Yea im not a big Carter fan.. I supported him at first and gave him the benefit of the doubt due to the lockout and what not but he looks very avg to me.. he stood out in the last preseason game against 2nd and 3rd Teamers, wow

    In the end, I think they had to keep him because he is decent special teamer and he knows the Defense… but I can totally see him getting beat out next year by a guy like Baxter or Baxter himself who will have a year under his belt in the system by that time

  • steve

    I doubt Baxter will last on the practice squad he’s good enough to be on a 53 man roster on a team like the saints maybe

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