Steelers health as well as stamina to be tested over the next 10 days

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

As of the end of their 24-13 loss to the Redskins, the Steelers have two games in 10 days, starting with a tilt against the Chiefs Saturday in Pittsburgh.

There's no rest for the mortally wounded, either.

The Steelers returned home early Tuesday morning, and will immediately begin preparations for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The third preseason game is the one in which starters typically play the most amount of time, but it's also the last game played before rosters are required to be cut from 90 players down to 75.

Those cuts are due to the league office by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Aug. 27. The Steelers travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 29. The final roster cuts - down to 53 players - are due to the league office by 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

That's two games and two rounds of cuts over the next 11 days. In all, 37 players will be removed from the roster, and many of them - the fringe bubble players - have had the best chance they're going to receive.

The few left who haven't sealed their respective fate yet have a tough 11 days ahead of them. Let the discussions begin on who the final few players added to this roster will be.

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