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Whose Days Might Be Numbered Following the Steelers 2008 Draft?

Let's take a quick look at who might be leaving Pittsburgh in the wake of our additions in this year's NFL Draft.

Overload at RB Position?

Our depth chart now has Gary Russel, Willie Parker, Mewelde Moore, Najeh Davenport, Rashard Mendenhall and Carey Davis. We obviously won't be carrying 6 RBs so I'd expect Najeh to get cut. Rusell too perhaps, especially if Dennis Dixon impresses in camp and in the preseason.


As of now, we have Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Nate Washington, Limas Sweed, Willie Reid, and Dallas Baker in the mix. Again, Dennis Dixon should play a big role in how this position shakes itself out. If we want him on the roster, Dallas Baker likely will be on the practice squad again. Willie Reid might not dress much either.

That may be it, but depending on what we do with our free-agent rookie signings, and depending on how our internal competition along the offensive line plays out, we may also be saying goodbye to one or two more familiar Steelers.