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.
Bruce Gradkoswki * Michael Vick
Landry Jones *
Dri Archer - RB/WR
Will Johnson - FB/TE
Tyler Murphy - WR/QB
Maurkice Pouncey (Injured) / Doug Legursky *
Mike Adams Alejandro Villenueva *
Jordan Zumwalt Terence Garvin *
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.