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The next order of business after trimming down the roster from 75 to 53 was to sign players to the practice squad for the Steelers. That was done on Saturday as the team announced the 8 players who will return to work with the team during the week and also help run the scout team in practice.
According to Steelers.com: The eight players include offensive linemen John Malecki and Ryan Lee, wide receivers David Gilreath and Toney Clemons, tight end Jamie McCoy, linebacker Marshall McFadden, safety Damon Cromartie-Smith and cornerback Josh Victorian.
This is actually a pretty solid PS all around. All of these guys had very good training camp and preseason showings, but there’s just never quite enough spots on that 53 man roster to get everyone on board.
Most speculated that at least one of the receivers would make the PS for the Steelers, espcially when they decided to carry only 4 on the active roster, Gilreath seemed to have the slight edge all during camp and preseason, and did ulti...
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Pittsburgh Steelers have been a bit unlucky when it comes to their draft picks this preseason. First round pick guard David DeCastro went down a week ago with a knee injury and now third round pick linebacker Sean Spence has went down with one too.
Spence a rookie out of the University of Miami was carted off the field. His leg had landed awkwardly underneath him when he was...
We have another name now as the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed safety Damon Cromartie-Smith to the practice squad and he now joins guard Ryan Lee and linebacker Marshall McFadden as members of the 8 man practice squad.
The practice squad is not new for Cromartie-Smith, who spent a good chunk of time there last season prior to being activated to the 53 man roster late last season...
Veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos were among the 21 players cut by the Steelers Friday as the team settled on a 53-man roster.
The team also placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on the injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his left knee in Thursday night's preseason finale against Carolina.
Essex played 76 games over seven seasons with Pittsburgh...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on season ending injured reserve after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee during last night’s preseason finale.
Steelers placed rookie LB Sean Spence on injured reserve and released veteran lineman Trai Essex.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2012
Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR's and 3 QB's. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David Gilreath, Derrick Williams and the others were all cut today.
After reducing their roster to 53 players on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers filled out their initial 2012 practice squad by signing eight players. Of the eight, all were members of the team during preseason and one was a 2012 draft choice.Not surprisingly, the team inked wide receiver David Gilreath and safety Damon Cromartie-Smith, both players who looked like that had positioned...
I believe it was last year during the preseason when Philadelphia came into Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense looked like this unstoppable machine as Ben Roethlisberger picked apart the Eagles’ secondary and the play-calling was creative and on the mark. It seemed Bruce Arians was finally getting this offense where everyone expected it to be and then it crashed...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a series of moves on Friday in order to reach the league required 53-man roster limit. 20 players were waived on Friday with one player being added to the injured reserve list. Rookie LB Shane Spence was added to the IR list Friday afternoon after being injured in the Steelers final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Two veteran players were...
Going into the 2010 NFL Draft, Jonathan Dwyer was one of the hottest names floating around in dynasty circles. After all, he had just finished a fantastic career at Georgia Tech that saw him run for 1,395 yards in each of his last two seasons, on a healthy average of over 6.4 yards per carry. Tack on his 26 touchdowns in those two seasons and he looked like a future first round rookie...