Thursday night's preseason finale was a number of players' final chance at earning a roster spot with the Steelers. Here's who stood out or, at the very least, earned a roster spot:
© Andre Frazier is probably the big winner. With Arnold Harrison going down with what appears to be a serious knee injury, Frazier probably gets a roster spot where one was not available before.
Patrick Bailey made a couple of nice special teams tackles, but hasn't shown enough consistency doing that to merit a spot.
Donovan Woods also looked good – and has flashed at times, at least more so than Bailey – but he's an inside linebacker.
With Bruce Davis not ready to contribute, right now, the only backup outside linebacker ready to play other than Frazier is Lawrence Timmons. And he may be starting inside in place of an injured Larry Foote.
© Mitch Berger wins the punter's job just by letting Paul Ernster kick a few more times.
Berger's not going to set the world on fire, but he's also not going to kick the ball 22 yards.
© Willie Reid wins the fifth - make that fourth - receiver spot because of Limas Sweed's inconsistency.
Sweed will make the roster, but he isn't ready to contribute.
That means the Steelers need a receiver who is ready to make a contribution now rather than later. Reid has the experience factor at receiver over Dallas Baker. Eddie Drummond, meanwhile, did not show enough as a return man to earn a spot on this roster.
Drummond was bitching about not get enough opportunities after the game. Seems he knows his days are numbered as well.
© Charlie Batch will probably be played on the PUP list, giving the Steelers some more time to make a decision about what to do with their quarterback situation.