Visit NFL from the sidelines on the new Observer-Reporter site:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The cuts are in

The Steelers trimmed their roster to the 53-player limit today by placing one player on the Reserve/Injured List and releasing 22 others.

Eleventh-year QB Charlie Batch was placed on the Reserve/Injured List after breaking his collarbone in the Steelers’ preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Third-year LB Arnold Harrison was placed on the Waived/Injured List after injuring his left knee in the Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. The team also placed rookie LB Mike Humpal (neck) and rookie S Ryan Mundy (ankle) on the Waived/Injured List. Both players were selected by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

The Steelers released 18 other players from their roster today, including: LB Patrick Bailey, WR/KR Eddie Drummond, P Paul Ernster, FB Billy Latsko, OG Doug Legursky, OG Matt Lentz, CB Roy Lewis, S Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, OT Jeremy Parquet, DT Scott Paxson, DE Jordan Reffett, WR Willie Reid, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod, TE Lee Vickers, RB Justin Vincent and CB Travis Williams.

Wide receiver Marvin Allen will be added to the Steelers’ practice squad as part of the NFL’s international player development program. All NFL teams may sign up to eight players to their practice squad beginning after 12 noon on Sunday, Aug. 31. The addition of Allen enables the Steelers to carry a ninth practice squad player.


adamg said...

Going with 2 TEs, 7 DL and 10 OL.

That makes it seem like the roster will be reconfigured some during the season.

Alex said...

Not alot of suprises, except that we can add Willie Reid to the list of draft failures for Colbert. Not to mention that our 6th and 7th rounders didn't make it and our 3rd and 4th round picks look like crap so far.

Anonymous said...

Woods was a surprise and you can add him, stapleton and baker to the list of colbert good finds. lets give our ROOKIE OLB and OT at least a year and chance...after all they did make the roster and the sky is not falling

Ben said...

So did Kyle Clement make the team, or did i miss his cut? Do they think he'll be a DL of the future?

Ben said...

Nevermind on that last post, I forgot he was cut in mid-August.

Craig said...

What 7th rounder? Humpal and Mundy didn't make it because of injury concerns, not sucking. I wouldn't surprise if one or both find their way back eventually.

Dale Lolley said...

Reid was somebody Cowher had to have. He wanted him in the first round and had to be talked down from that ledge.

When Boyd is healthy, it looks like they'll re-sign him unless somebody else comes free that they like. They could still be making moves early in the week as they take a look at what's out there.

adamg said...

Dale, what's your speculation on the practice squad signees?

Dale Lolley said...

Roy Williams, Paxson and Vincent or Latsko. Obviously, Marvin Allen.
They'll look for a couple of offensive linemen.
Pat that, it's anyone's guess.

Liguori said...

The practice squad has been announced.

"The players signed by the Steelers include: LB Patrick Bailey, CB Roy Lewis, S Grant Mason, OT Jeremy Parquet, DT Scott Paxson, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod and RB Justin Vincent."