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Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster prediction: Preseason Week 3 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their first preseason win of 2015. See how performances and injuries have changed our 53-man roster prediction heading into Week 4 of preseason action.

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As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their 4th, and final "dress rehearsal", preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, it is time to take another look at the team's current 90-man roster, and who will stay or go in our latest 53-man roster projection.

After the injury of Maurkice Pouncey, Bruce Gradkowski being placed on injured reserve and the signing of Michael Vick, the Steelers roster will take a new shape after the third preseason game and their first preseason victory against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

As always, if a player was formerly ranked on the team's 53-man projection and since been removed, their name will be crossed off the list.


Ben Roethlisberger
Bruce Gradkoswki * 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
Tyler Murphy - WR/QB

Running Backs:

Le'Veon Bell
DeAngelo Williams
Josh Harris

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 Alejandro Villenueva *
Cody Wallace
Chris Hubbard

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
Anthony Chickillo

Inside Linebacker:

Lawrence Timmons
Sean Spence
Ryan Shazier
Vince Williams
Jordan Zumwalt Terence Garvin *


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


Mike Mitchell
Shamarko Thomas
Will Allen
Robert Golden


Garrett Hartley 
Greg Warren
Brad Wing

This projection has changed quite a bit in a week. The addition of Legursky, but the most importantly the release of Gradkowski opens the door not only for Vick, but also Landry Jones to make the team's 53-man roster. Anthony Chickillo was taken off the list, along with Mike Adams who's back injury has allowed Alejandro Villenueva to make the team's final roster as the lone swing tackle.

Seeing how much this projection has changed in the past two weeks, it certainly will change drastically with two more weeks remaining in the preseason.