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The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:22 am
Edited on: February 15, 2012 11:23 am
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The Steelers have signed 14 addittional free agents to reserve or offseason contracts bringing the number to 80. I believe they must maintain an off season cap of 80 players on their roster. I will add those additional players underneath the list of players who were on the 2011 roster or practice squad players


QB (3):  Charlie Batch (UFA); Dennis Dixon (UFA); Ben Roethlisberger; Byron Leftwich (UFA)

RB (4):  Jonathan DwyerRashard Mendenhall; Mewelde Moore (UFA); Isaac Redman (ER); John Clay; Chad Spann; Baron Batch

WR (6):  Antonio Brown; Jerricho Cotchery (UFA);  Emmanuel Sanders; Mike Wallace (RFA); Hines Ward; Arnaz Battle; Tyler Grisham

TE (3):  David Johnson (RFA);  Heath Miller; Weslye Saunders; Jamie McCoy

OL (9): Willie Colon; Trai Essex (UFA); Ramon Foster (RFA); Marcus Gilbert; Chris Kemoeatu; Doug Legursky (RFA); Maurkice PounceyJonathan ScottChris Scott; Jamon Meredith (RFA); Max Starks (UFA); John Malecki; Trevis Turner

DL (7):
  Casey Hampton; Cameron Heyward; Chris Hoke; Ziggy Hood; Brett KeiselAaron Smith; Steve McLendon (ER); Al Woods; Corbin Bryant; Elisha Joseph

LB (8): James Farrior; Larry Foote; James Harrison; Mortty IvyStevenson Sylvester; Lawrence Timmons; LaMarr Woodley; Jason Worilds; Chris Carter;

CB (6): Cortez Allen; Curtis Brown; William Gay (UFA); Keenan Lewis (RFA); Bryant McFadden; Ike Taylor; Anthony Madison (UFA); Curtis Brown

S (4): Will Allen; Ryan ClarkRyan Mundy (RFA); Troy Polamalu; Damon Cromartie-Smith

ST (3): Daniel Sepulveda (UFA); Shaun Suisham; Greg Warren; Jeremy Kapinos (ER)

Players not on 2011 roster or practice squad digned to reserve contracts during off season: QB Troy Smith, CB Walter McFadden, WR Tyler Beiler, WR David Gilreath, WR Derrick Williams, WR Jimmy Young , CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Brandon Hicks, QB Jerrod Johnson, DL Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, LB Marshall McFadden, and DB Antonio Smith





QB - Probably only one of the three behind Ben will remain. My guess is Byron Leftwich if he stays healthy. Perhaps Try Smith becomes a project.

RB - Mewelde Moore likely gone. Baron Batch and John Clay battle for 4th spot.

WR - Unit potentially remains intact. Sign a developmental player to replace Grisham who was signed by Broncos. Arnaz Battle let go on 9 Feb.

TE - Unit may remainn intact.

OL - Could be a lot of change here if Steelers draft high. Pouncey, Gilbert, Essex, Foster, and Legursky probably back. Perhaps either Colon or Starks but not both. Big Juicy could be history.

DL - Hoke has retired. Smith mulling it over and should. Need another nose tackle.

LB - Farrior may retire if not, Foote gone. Need help in the middle.

CB - McFadden gone. The yoing pups need to recover and enjoy a full training camp. McFadden is let go on 9 Feb

S - Could remain intact for one more year.

ST - Sepulveda has had his chance. Question is wehther Suisham will be replaced.



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Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2012 1:51 am
 

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

 The draft picks are in along with free agent rookies. The roster is now at 90 players.

Desmond Stapleton was signed on April 28<sup>th</sup> but does not show up on the roster.



QB (3):
  (UFA); (UFA); ; (UFA)

RB (4):  ; (UFA); (ER); ; ;

 WR (6):  ; (UFA);  ; (RFA); ; tle;

TE (3):  (RFA);  ; ; ;

OL (9): ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (RFA); ; (RFA); (UFA); ;

DL (7):
  ; ; ; ; ; (ER); ; ; Elisha Joseph

LB (8): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

CB (6): ; ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (UFA);

S (4): ; (RFA); ; Damon Cromartie-Smith

ST (3):  (UFA); ; ; (ER)


Players not on 2011 roster or practice squad signed to reserve contracts during off season: QB , CB Walter McFadden, WR Tyler Beiler, WR , WR Derrick Williams, WR Jimmy Young , CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Brandon Hicks, QB Jerrod Johnson, DL Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, LB Marshall McFadden, and DB

Free agent pick-ups and other signings: FB Will Johnson; TE Wes Lyons; TE Leonard Pope

Draft Picks: OL David Decastro, OL Mike Adams, LB Sean Spence, DL Alameda Ta’amu, RB Chris Rainey, WR Toney Clemons, TE David Paulson, CB Terrence Frederick, OL Kelvin Beachum

Rookie Free Agents: P Drew Butler, CB Terry Carter, WR Connor Dixon, S Robert Golden, DL Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, OL Ryan Lee, LB Brandon Lindsey, WR Marquis Maze, K Grant Ressel, LB Adrian Robinson, OL Desmond Stapleton, DL Jake Stoller





Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2012 10:30 am
 

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

Hello folks. Have been on travel for a while and trying to catch up after an extended trip.

 A few more roster changes. Stocking up on tight ends. Signing of Leonard Pope is an interesting addition; Lyons was listed as a WR last year. Unlike many, sad to see Will Gay go. Time for Keenan Lewis and the young cornerbacks to step up. … and they signed an actual full back! BurghBoy will like that!

Jamon Meredith signed by Tampa Bay but he did not play a snap last year even with all ther O-line injuries. Not sure status of DE Elisha Joseph, he was signed on December 12th but no longer shows up on the Steelers roster.



QB (3):
  (UFA); (UFA); ; (UFA)

RB (4):  ; (UFA); (ER); ; ;

 WR (6):  ; (UFA);  ; (RFA); ; tle;

TE (3):  (RFA);  ; ; ;

OL (9): ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (RFA); ; (RFA); (UFA); ;

DL (7):
  ; ; ; ; ; (ER); ; ; Elisha Joseph

LB (8): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

CB (6): ; ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (UFA);

S (4): ; (RFA); ; Damon Cromartie-Smith

ST (3):  (UFA); ; ; (ER)


Players not on 2011 roster or practice squad signed to reserve contracts during off season: QB , CB Walter McFadden, WR Tyler Beiler, WR , WR Derrick Williams, WR Jimmy Young , CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Brandon Hicks, QB Jerrod Johnson, DL Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, LB Marshall McFadden, and DB

Free agent pick-ups and other signings: FB Will Johnson; TE Wes Lyons; TE Leonard Pope






Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:20 am
 

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

The Steelers announced that Aaron Smith, James Farrior and Chris Kemoeatu will be released. None of these transactions including the release of Hines Ward has been announced but all this should happen before the 13th of March. Smith, Farrior and Ward represent significant team leadership in addition to their skill as players, diminished as it may be. Big juicy a lot of unfulfilled potential.


QB (3):
  (UFA); (UFA); ; (UFA)

RB (4):  ; ; (UFA); (ER); ; ;

WR (6):  ; (UFA);  ; (RFA); ; tle;

TE (3):  (RFA);  ; ;

OL (9): ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (RFA); ;  ;  ; (RFA); (UFA); ;

DL (7):
  ; ; ; ; ; ; (ER); ; ; Elisha Joseph

LB (8): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

CB (6): ; ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (UFA); Curtis Brown

S (4): ; ;  (RFA); ; Damon Cromartie-Smith

ST (3):  (UFA); ; ; (ER)

Players not on 2011 roster or practice squad signed to reserve contracts during off season: QB , CB Walter McFadden, WR Tyler Beiler, WR , WR Derrick Williams, WR Jimmy Young , CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Brandon Hicks, QB Jerrod Johnson, DL Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, LB Marshall McFadden, and DB




Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 4:23 pm
 

The 2011 Roster Transitions to 2012

The big change is the pending release of Hines Ward. I thought they would wait to see if they could come to terms with Jerrico Cothcery before making this move. The end of an era; hopefully Hines will be in the Hall of Fame and also end up coaching wide receivers! My guess is he will try to sign up woth another team this season to close out a wonderful career.



QB (3):
  (UFA); (UFA); ; (UFA)

RB (4):  ; ; (UFA); (ER); ; ;

WR (6):  ; (UFA);  ; (RFA); ; tle;

TE (3):  (RFA);  ; ;

OL (9): ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (RFA); ;  ;  ; (RFA); (UFA); ;

DL (7):
  ; ; ; ; ; ; (ER); ; ; Elisha Joseph

LB (8): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

CB (6): ; ; (UFA); (RFA); ; ; (UFA); Curtis Brown

S (4): ; ;  (RFA); ; Damon Cromartie-Smith

ST (3):  (UFA); ; ; (ER)

Players not on 2011 roster or practice squad signed to reserve contracts during off season: QB , CB Walter McFadden, WR Tyler Beiler, WR , WR Derrick Williams, WR Jimmy Young , CB Myron Rolle, WR Juamorris Stewart, LB Brandon Hicks, QB Jerrod Johnson, DL Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, LB Marshall McFadden, and DB



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