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Steelers 2009 53 Man Roster, Vol. 1

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How about we start this new week with a very, very preliminary crack at predicting who will constitute the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster when the squad is trimmed to that magical number late in training camp.

OFFENSE:

Quarterbacks (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon

Running Backs (5): Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, Mewelde Moore, Gary Russell, Carey Davis

Wide Receivers (5): Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Limas Sweed, Dallas Baker, Amani Toomer***

Tight Ends (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Dezmon Sherrod, Sean McHugh

Offensive Linemen (9): Justin Hartwig, Chris Kemoeatu, Willie Colon, Max Starks, Darnell Stapleton, Tony Hills, Jeremy Parquet, 2009 NFL Draft selection #1, 2009 NFL Draft selection #2

DEFENSE:

Defensive Linemen (7): Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Kyle Clement, Chris Hoke, Travis Kirschke, 2009 NFL Draft selection #1

Linebackers (9): James Harrison, Larry Foote, James Farrior, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Keyaron Fox, Andre Frazier, Arnold Harrison, Bruce Davis

Defensive Backs (9): Ike Taylor, Roy Lewis, DeShea Townsend, William Gay, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Ryan Mundy,Tyrone Carter, 2009 NFL Draft selection (CB)

Specialists (3): Greg Warren, Jeff Reed, Daniel Sepulveda

***Lest you think you missed some news about Amani Toomer signing with the Steelers, remember that this is just my projection. I do think we'll get another veteran WR after the draft, so I'm making a guess. I have chosen not to predict the names of our soon-to-be draft selections.

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