The Steelers & 53-Man Roster Predictions: Final

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Special Teams, Practice Squad, Final Thoughts


Kicker (1), Punter (1), Long Snapper (1)

Shaun Suisham, Drew Butler, Greg Warren

Suisham and Warren basically have their jobs secured, especially since the Steelers have already released both of their offseason competitors.  Drew Butler has been a more effective punter than Brian Moorman during each of Pittsburgh’s first three preseason games and deserves the nod.


Practice Squad (8)

Brian Arnfelt (DE), Alameda Ta’amu (NT), Terence Garvin (ILB), Alan Baxter (OLB), Isaiah Green (CB), Justin Brown (WR), Mike Golic, Jr. (OL), Adrian Hubbard (OL)

If Arnfelt and Ta’amu are released, then I really hope that both can make it through the waiver wire so the Steelers can add them to their practice squad.  With a year or two of development, both players could be solid contributors in the trenches.

Golic, Jr., Hubbard, and Baxter could stand to use a year to gain weight and develop; while Justin Brown could be a solid option for the team to turn to if they need help on special teams or at the wide receiver position.  Green and Garvin should provide “break glass in case of emergency” depth at their respective positions.



Final Thoughts

Don’t worry readers, I did not forget about Sean Spence.  While nothing would make me happier to see the youngster return to action this fall, I would much rather see him placed on IR for the 2013 campaign so he can rehabilitate his injured knee for another year before he can compete for a backup job and special teams duties in 2014.  Due to the gruesome nature of his injury, I would rather see the coaching and medical staffs err on the side of caution regarding the former Miami Hurricane than anything else.

Anyway, I hope that you readers enjoyed this list and I cannot wait to see who makes the Steelers’ final 53-man roster.



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  • alex de la cruz

    Hey what about nick Williams??

    • Dom DiTolla

      The team put him on IR a week ago.

  • Nmc1496

    Moorman’s hang times AND net were better…. – Butler wasn’t better. it doesn’t matter how far the punt goes, if they run it back….not to mention, block it.

  • Mike

    Not going to keep 6WR’s…..

  • SBSteelers

    I’d be shocked if the Steelers cut Felix Jones or tried to put him on the practice squad.

  • scott sinclair

    I say now that Max Starks has been released, the Steelers should grab him and dump Whimper. Gay is such a liability, the team should look to upgrade over him. I say why even keep Heyward at this point , he has been a zero factor once again and is an absolute bust. I like keeping Baxter over Carter, but as usual they’ll go with the vet. They should take a look at LB Josh Hull who was cut by the Rams, he’s a good backup and solid special team guy with some starting experience. I think Landry Jones is destined for the practice squad, he’s looked bad at times, but I still think is worth keeping around

    • oakleafmold

      I love Big Max, but he performed terribly in SD and he’s too slow for the new zone blocking schemes.

  • oakleafmold

    Baxter over Carter. No way they keep Dunn–they go with 5 wides and keep Jones at RB to handle returns. Dunn to PS. Baxter over Carter.