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Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster prediction: Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the preseason 1-4, and are days away from having to trim their roster from 75 to 53. See our final projection for the team's roster spots.

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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.


Ben Roethlisberger
Michael Vick
Landry Jones

Wide Receiver:

Antonio Brown
Markus Wheaton
Martavis Bryant
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Sammie Coates

Flex Players:

Dri Archer - RB/WR
Will Johnson - FB/TE

Running Backs:

Le'Veon Bell
DeAngelo Williams
Josh Harris Roosevelt Nix

Tight Ends:

Heath Miller
Matt Spaeth
Jesse James

Offensive Line:

Kelvin Beachum
David DeCastro
Maurkice Pouncey (Injured) / Doug Legursky 
Ramon Foster
Marcus Gilbert
Mike Adams (PUP) / Alejandro Villenueva 
Cody Wallace

Defensive Line:

Steve McLendon
Daniel McCullers
Stephon Tuitt
Cameron Heyward
Cam Thomas
L.T. Walton

Outside Linebacker:

Arthur Moats
Jarvis Jones
James Harrison
Bud Dupree
Howard Jones

Inside Linebacker:

Lawrence Timmons
Sean Spence
Ryan Shazier
Vince Williams
Terence Garvin


William Gay
Antwon Blake
Cortez Allen
Brandon Boykin
Doran Grant
Kevin Fogg


Mike Mitchell
Shamarko Thomas
Will Allen
Robert Golden Ross Ventrone


Garrett Hartley Josh Scobee
Greg Warren
Jordan Berry

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.