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Free Agents Signed By Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Usually Make Final 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy this offseason when it came to signing free agents as eight have already been added. Three of those eight players added are considered street free agents as they were released outright by their previous teams earlier in the offseason.

How many of these eight players will fail to ultimately make the 53 man roster out of training camp this year? If you were to look at the free agent signings made by Kevin Colbert dating back to 2000, you should probably guess, zero.

During his first 14 years in Pittsburgh, Colbert has added 41 primary free agents during the offseasons. Of those 41 players, only running back Kevan Barlow failed to make the final 53 man roster after being signed.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Brice McCain, Arthur Moats and Adam Podlesh all cost next to nothing to sign this offseason when it comes to the salary cap, so they are the ones that would figure to be the easiest to cut. I think we can safely pencil in McCain and Moats as locks, so that leaves Heyward-Bey and Podlesh as the only two legitimate candidates to join Barlow on the list.

Are you willing to bet against either of them?

Steelers Fee Agents Signed 2000-2013

PLAYERYEARSTATUS53 Y/N
Brent Alexander2000FAYES
Chris Sullivan2000URFAYES
Kent Graham2000URFAYES
Kimo von Oelhoffen2000URFAYES
Rich Tylski2000URFAYES
Jeff Hartings2001URFAYES
Mike Jones2001URFAYES
Mike Logan2001URFAYES
Tommy Maddox2001FAYES
Charlie Batch2002FAYES
James Farrior2002URFAYES
Todd Peterson2002URFAYES
Clint Kriewaldt2003URFAYES
Jay Riemersma2003FAYES
Todd Fordham2003URFAYES
Chris Gardocki2004URFAYES
Duce Staley2004URFAYES
Travis Kirschke2004URFAYES
Willie Williams2004URFAYES
Cedrick Wilson2005URFAYES
Rodney Bailey2006URFAYES
Ryan Clark2006URFAYES
Kevan Barlow2007FANO
Nick Eason2007URFAYES
Sean Mahan2007URFAYES
Justin Hartwig2008FAYES
Keyaron Fox2008URFAYES
Mewelde Moore2008URFAYES
Keiwan Ratliff2009URFAYES
Shaun McDonald2009URFAYES
Antwaan Randle El2010FAYES
Arnaz Battle2010URFAYES
Jonathan Scott2010URFAYES
Larry Foote2010URFAYES
Will Allen2010URFAYES
Jerricho Cotchery2011FAYES
Leonard Pope2012URFAYES
Bruce Gradkowski2013URFAYES
LaRod Stephens-Howling2013URFAYES
Matt Spaeth2013FAYES
William Gay2013FAYES
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