Cuts were made on Saturday, but I was away from the good ole internet til now. Here's a list of the players who didn't make the team, as well as the depth chart (which I copied and pasted from the good guys at Doubt About It. Plagiarism rules) and the list of players signed to the practice squad.
WR Dallas Baker, TE Cody Boyd, OT Jason Capizzi, TE Jon Dekker, RB Verron Haynes, CB Chidi Iwuoma, CB Jovon Johnson, FB John Kuhn, S Mike Lorello, CB Anthony Madison, CB Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, DE Shaun Nua, C Chukky Okobi, DT Scott Paxson, C Marvin Philip, QB Bryan Randall, LB Ron Stanley, OG Cameron Stephenson, OT Brandon Torrey, WR Gerran Walker, LB Rian Wallace and WR Walter Young.
- Who PSaMP is sad to see go:
Capizzi, Haynes, Iwuoma, Young.
- Depth Chart (Again, I'm lazy, and the Doubt About It post was on my screen at the time) :
QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Brian St. Pierre
RB/FB (5): Willie Parker, Najeh Davenport, Gary Russell, Dan Krieder, Carey Davis
WR (5): Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Nate Washington, Cedrick Wilson, Willie Reid
TE (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Jerame Tuman
OT (4): Marvel Smith, Willie Colon, Max Starks, Trai Essex
OG (4): Alan Faneca, Kendall Simmons, Chris Kemoeatu, Darnell Stapleton
C (2): Sean Mahan, Marvin Philip (who was then cut, more on this in a bit)
DE (4): Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Travis Kirschke, Nick Eason
DT (2): Casey Hampton, Chris Hoke
LB (9): James Harrison, James Farrior, Larry Foote, Clark Haggans, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Arnold Harrison, Clint Kriewaldt, Rian Wallace
CB (5): Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, Bryant McFadden, Ricardo Colclough, William Gay
S (4): Troy Polamalu, Anthony Smith, Ryan Clark, Tyrone Carter
SPECIAL TEAMS (3): Jeff Reed, Daniel Sepulveda, Greg Warren
- Practice Squad signees:
WR Dallas Baker, TE Jon Dekker, DB Grant Mason, DL Ryan McBean, DL Scott Paxon, C/G Marvin Philip, WR Gerran Walker and RB Jamaal Branch, who was with the Saints.
- Why Marvin Philip's name is on the depth chart and the practice squad:
Once the cuts were made final, Philip's spot on the team was secure. However, the Steelers then traded a 2008 conditional draft pick to the Falcons for return specialist Allen Rossum. Philip was then cut, and signed to the practice squad. He's had a rough couple of days.
I didn't believe a word from Tomlin when he said he was happy with Willie Reid's performance on Thursday, and the signing of Rossum puts some heat on Reid. Rossum is legit. I was always an asshole in Madden, playing with Atlanta just to run with Mike Vick. Rossum got me tons of return touchdowns. I hope he does the same for the Steelers.
- In other news:
Kendall Simmons just got paid. A 4 year extension for $24 mil. Wow. That's all I can say.