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Which Steelers will lose their roster spot after the acquisition of Vance McDonald and Joe Haden

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been making some significant moves this preseason, but when you add a player, you’ve got to subtract a player. Time to see which TE and CB gets the axe.

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With the additions of Vance McDonald and Joe Haden, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have some tough decisions to make regarding other players on the depth chart.

For instance, at tight end, there’s no way to keep McDonald, David Johnson, Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and Jake McGee.

The same can be said for the cornerback position. Haden, Artie Burns and Cameron Sutton are likely safe, but who makes the team out of William Gay, Senquez Golson, Mike Hilton, Ross Cockrell and Coty Sensabaugh?

Tough decisions indeed.

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to do our usual “The Standard is the Standard” podcast on our BlogTalkRadio page. Rather than just call it a night, I took to Facebook Live to talk about these tough decisions at cornerback and tight end, as well as some other positional battles at running back and wide receiver.

I gave my predictions for all these tough decisions, which might be bad news for guys like Senquez Golson, Ross Cockrell, Knile Davis, Fitzgerald Toussaint and David Johnson.

So, who gets the short end of the stick in these position battles?


Who loses out on the CB Battle?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Ross Cockrell
    (2469 votes)
  • 13%
    Coty Sensabaugh
    (762 votes)
  • 26%
    William Gay
    (1499 votes)
  • 16%
    Mike Hilton
    (965 votes)
5695 votes total Vote Now


Who loses out on the TE Battle?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    David Johnson
    (2980 votes)
  • 2%
    Jesse James
    (152 votes)
  • 42%
    Xavier Grimble
    (2300 votes)
5432 votes total Vote Now

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