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Another look at the 53 man roster

I was recently asked about whether or not the Steelers will keep 7 CB's. This lead me to thinking about whether or not it is possible because I think that is what we need to do. Our 7 CB's are Ike, BMAC, Gay, Lewis, Brown, Butler, and Allen. I don't think we can really cut any of our young corners yet because they have a lot of potential. But anyways, here would be my guess at 53 men.

QB: Ben Roethlisberger (1), Byron Leftwich (2), Dennis Dixon (3)

RB: Rashard Mendenhall (4), Isaac Redman (5), Mewelde Moore (6), Jonathan Dwyer (7)

WR: Mike Wallace (8), Hines Ward (9), Antonio Brown (10), Emmanuel Sanders (11), Jerricho Cotchery (12), Arnaz Battle (13)

TE: Heath Miller (14), Weslye Saunders (15), David Johnson (16)

RT: Willie Colon (17), Marcus Gilbert (18)

RG: Tony Hills (19), Ramon Foster (20)

C: Maurkice Pouncey (21), Doug Legursky (22)

LG: Chris Kemoeautu (23), Keith Williams

LT: Jonathan Scott (25), Marcus Gilbert

LE:  Brett Keisel (26), Cameron Heyward (27)

NT: Casey Hampton (28), Chris Hoke (29)

RE: Aaron Smith (30), Ziggy Hood (31)

LOLB: James Harrison (32), Jason Worilds (33)

LILB: Lawrence Timmons (34), Larry Foote (35)

RILB: James Farrior (36), Stevenson Sylvester (37)

ROLB: LaMaar Woodley (38), Chris Carter (39)

CB: Ike Taylor (40), Bryant McFadden (41), William Gay (42), Curtis Brown (43), Cortez Allen (44), Keenan Lewis (45), Credzon Butler (46)

FS: Ryan Clark (47), Will Allen (48)

SS: Troy Polamalu (49), Ryan Mundy (50)

K: Shaun Suisham (51)

P: Daniel Sepulveda (52)

LS: Greg Warren (53)

As you can see, I made it work with 7 CBs. However, it was very tough to leave John Gilmore, Anthony Gray, and Mario Harvey off the team but I think we will be able to slip Gray and Harvey to the PS without them being claimed. It was also tough to leave Batch off the team but I think we will try and sign him as a coach of some sort. The biggest ? for me right now is the battle between Johnson, Gilmore, and Saunders for 2 TE spots and the battle for the nickel corner spot between Gay, Lewis, Brown, Allen, and Butler. Damon Cromartie Smith and Donavan Warren are also making strong pushes to try and make the team. This is far from set in stone but I will update this as I think things change. 

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