Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/23/12

This has been an amazing summer, as the Pittsburgh Pirates have captivated the city and created a buzz that has not been seen in 20-years. However, that buzz is about to be joined by an annual right of passage, the opening of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in Latrobe.We at Steelers101 have dissected the players and came up with our early best guess at the 2012 opening day roster and practice squad. While this is an inexact science, it is fun thing to do as we look forward to and prepare for training camp.. In all, if this holds true, there will be 14 new players since opening day 2011, including all nine of the teams draft choices. Take a look, and let us know what you think of the projections.

2012 Opening Day Roster

/* >2012 Exceptions to Opening Day Roster Name Position Height Weight Age College Mendenhall, Rashard* RB 10-May 225 24 Illinois Saunders, Weslye** TE 5-Jun 270 23 South Carolina *Indicates opening season on PUP List due to ACL injury. ** Indicates opening season on suspended list. 2012 Opening Day Practice Squad Name Position Height Weight Age College Carter, Terry CB 10-May 184 24 LouisianaTech Golden, Robert S 11-May 202 21 Arizona Igbinosun, Ikponmwosa DE 4-Jun 288 21 Southern Connecticut State Johnson, Jerrod QB 5-Jun 251 23 TexasA&M Johnson, Will FB 2-Jun 240 23 West Virginia Lee, Ryan C/G 3-Jun 308 23 Furman Rolle, Myron CB 2-Jun 219 25 FloridaState Also, Be sure to "like" Steelers 101 on Facebook and to follow Steelers 101 on Twitter Text "oneteam" to 20222 to donate $10 to the One Team for the Lights charity initiative. Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter … Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101. var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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