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Steelers Connection: Analyzing the battles about to ensue for the final spots on the 53-man roster

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their final preseason game of 2016 tonight in Carolina, and we break down 6 positions which will have roster implications when teams make their final cuts Saturday.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their final preseason game of the 2016 season, and while most view this as the ultimate waste of time, for the players playing for a roster spot it is anything but a waste of time.

The team's roster has already been trimmed from 90 to 75, and they will have to eliminate even more players to get to the league mandated 53-man roster by Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT. So, which players are likely to make, and miss, the final cut? In this episode of the Steelers connection I provide you with 6 positions with battles which could lead to a final roster spot.

Check out the positions and players below, and listen to see my predictions on who wins each:

ILB
L.J. Fort
Tyler Matakevich
Steven Johnson

RB
Daryl Richardson
Fitzgerald Toussaint

TE
Xavier Grimble
David Johnson

OLB
Anthony Chickillo
Travis Feeney

OL
Chris Hubbard
B.J. Finney

Safety
Shamarko Thomas
Jordan Dangerfield

Keep an eye on these battles, as they likely will have major implications on the team's final roster, and don't miss out on my predictions for who signs with the team's practice squad after the final cuts have taken place.

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