The preseason is over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers turn their attention to the regular season now that their 1-4 2015 preseason is finally in the rear view mirror. The team now has just a few days to get their roster from 75 players to 53, and while some decisions are easy, some certainly aren't.
Who will win the team's battle for punter? Who snags the final roster spots for special teams ace? What will the team do in terms of positions depleted with injuries and suspension?
We try to answer these questions in this projection, but please keep in mind we don't feel the final 53-man roster is found in the Steelers' locker room right now. The team will certainly be looking over the waiver wire to make additions to the team who might be able to help them win in the 2015 regular season.
Dri Archer - RB/WR
Will Johnson - FB/TE
Josh Harris Roosevelt Nix
Maurkice Pouncey (Injured) / Doug Legursky
Mike Adams (PUP) / Alejandro Villenueva
Robert Golden Ross Ventrone
Garrett Hartley Josh Scobee
There weren't too many changes to the final projection from the projection of the 53-man roster after the loss to the Buffalo Bills. The biggest change is I have Josh Harris being released, and Roosevelt Nix making the team for his special teams ability. Will Johnson proved Thursday he is capable of running the football, and could fill in if necessary until Le'Veon Bell returns from suspension.
There were some tough cuts as Robert Golden didn't make the team and Ross Ventrone took his place. Golden's knee injury might have him a step slower, but it is noticeable and could have cost him his job. In the most heated battle of them all, I have Jordan Berry holding off Brad Wing in the punter battle. Wing had a great camp, but Berry seems to be more consistent, and has a much bigger leg in comparison to Wing.