Steelers Final 53-Man Roster Projections

By COMON Network

Each week during the preseason, and more importantly, after each preseason contest, Kyle Dawson, Donny Chedrick and Joe Smeltzer will release their 53-man roster projections for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final 2021 roster going into the team’s week one date with the Buffalo Bills.

These are the projections for the final roster before cutdown by 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 31.

The projections and players at each position are not necessarily in order for the ideal depth chart, just the players that will make the roster in our projections.

Additions from last week’s projections are in green. In parentheses you’ll find those who have been taken off the projections for each COMON Network Team Member.

KYLE DAWSON

Offense –

QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Dwayne Haskins, Mason Rudolph

RB: (4): Najee Harris, Kalen Ballage, Anthony McFarland, Derek Watt (OUT : Benny Snell Jr. (still out), Jaylen Samuels (still out))

WR (5): JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, James Washington, Ray-Ray McCloud

TE (3): Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry

OL (9): Chuks Okorafor, Kevin Dotson, Kendrick Green, Trai Turner, Zach Banner, BJ Finney, JC Hassenauer, Dan Moore Jr., Joe Haeg

Defense –

DL (7): Stephon Tuitt, Tyson Alualu, Cam Heyward, Chris Wormley, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Isaiah Buggs, Carlos Davis

ILB (5): Devin Bush, Robert Spillane, Joe Schobert, Buddy Johnson, Marcus Allen (OUT: Ulysses Gilbert III)

OLB (5): TJ Watt, Alex Highsmith, Melvin Ingram, Cassius Marsh, Jamir Jones (OUT: Quincy Roche – please stash him on the PS (still out))

CB (5): Joe Haden, Cam Sutton, Justin Layne, James Pierre, Arthur Maulet (slot) (OUT: Antoine Brooks Jr. – waived by Steelers (still out))

S (4): Minkah Fitzpatrick, Terrell Edmunds, Miles Killebrew, Tre Norwood (OUT: LaMont Wade)

Specialists –

K (1): Chris Boswell

P (1): Pressley Harvin III

LS (1): Christian Kuntz (OUT: Kameron Canaday (still out))

DONNY CHEDRICK

Offense –

QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins

RB (5): Najee Harris, Kalen Ballage, Jaylen Samuels, Anthony McFarland, Derek Watt

WR (5): JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, James Washington, Ray Ray McCloud (after being out last week) (OUT: Rico Bussey, Matthew Sexton)

TE (3): Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Kevin Rader

OL (9): Chuks Okorafor, Kevin Dotson, Kendrick Green, Trai Turner, Zach Banner, BJ Finney, JC Hassenauer, Dan Moore Jr., Joe Haeg

Defense –

DL (6): Cam Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Tyson Alualu, Chris Wormley, Isaiah Buggs, Isaiahh Loudermilk (OUT: Henry Mondeaux)

OLB (5): TJ Watt, Alex Highsmith, Melvin Ingram, Quincy Roche, Jamir Jones

ILB (5): Devin Bush, Robert Spillane, Joe Schobert, Buddy Johnson, Marcus Allen, (OUT: Ulysses Gilbert III from week 1)

CB (6): Joe Haden, Cam Sutton, James Pierre, Arthur Maulet (SLOT), Justin Layne (OUT: Antoine Brooks Jr. (SLOT) – waived by Steelers (still out), Shakur Brown (already released as well))

S (4): Terrell Edmunds, Miles Killebrew, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Tre Norwood

Specialists –

K (1): Chris Boswell

P (1): Pressley Harvin III

LS (1): Christian Kuntz (OUT: Kameron Canaday)

JOE SMELTZER

Offense –

QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins

RB (5): Najee Harris, Kalen Ballage, Jaylen Samuels, Anthony McFarland, Derek Watt

WR (5): JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, Ray-Ray McLoud, FA/Trade Acquisition (OUT: James Washington (still out))

TE (3): Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Kevin Rader

OL (8): Chuks Okorafor, Kevin Dotson, Kendrick Green, Trai Turner, Zach Banner, BJ Finney, JC Hassenauer, Dan Moore Jr.

Defense –

DL (6): Cam Heyward, Tyson Alualu, Henry Mondeaux, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Stephon Tuitt, Chris Wormley (OUT: Carlos Davis – still out)

OLB (5): TJ Watt, Alex Highsmith, Melvin Ingram, Cassius Marsh, Jamir Jones

ILB (5): Devin Bush, Joe Schobert, Robert Spillane, Buddy Johnson, Marcus Allen

CB (6): Joe Haden, Cam Sutton, James Pierre, Mark Gilbert, Justin Layne (Slot), Arthur Maulet (Slot), (OUT: Antoine Brooks Jr., waived by Steelers (still out))

S (4): Terrell Edmunds, Miles Killebrew, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Tre Norwood

Specialists –

K (1): Chris Boswell

P (1): Pressley Harvin III

LS (1): Kameron Canaday

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