Final roster cuts are due to the league by 6 p.m. ET Saturday. How many players on either team are legitimately battling for a spot remains to be seen, but there will be players released from both teams who get picked up by another, perhaps on the strength of their performance tonight.
The Steelers will play rookie QB Landry Jones extensively tonight, and running back Felix Jones looks to get the bulk of the carries. Defensively, the Steelers linebackers group has the most intense battle, with several players looking like they're on the fringe of this year's team.
Here's all the game-watching information you'll need for tonight's Steelers at Panthers preseason game.
Teams: Steelers at Panthers
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Aug. 29, 2013
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
TV and Radio Schedule: KDKA-TV Steelers Radio Network: WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Edmund Nelson (analyst) and Jeff Verszyla (sideline)
Online streaming: Preseason Live
Panthers SB Nation site: Cat Scratch Reader
Odds: Panthers -3.5
Weather: 82 degrees, wind NNE 6 m.p.h.
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