Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cuts are made, roster down to 53

The Steelers have made all the cuts necessary to get their roster down to the 53 necessary for the season. There were a few kind of surprising ones in Isaac Redman, Anthony Madison, and Carey Davis. Also cut were Bruce Davis, Donovan Woods, Scott Paxson, Sonny Harris, A.Q. Shipley, Mike Reilly, Justin Vincent, Piotr Czech, Jeremy Parquet, Jason Capizzi, Steve McLendon, Dezmond Sherrod, Roy Lewis, Andy Shantz, Tom Korte, Dallas Baker, Tyler Grisham, and Brandon Williams.

The Steelers will try to re-sign some of these players to their eight-man practice squad, including A.Q. Shipley, Isaac Redman, and Sonny Harris. NFL teams have 24 hours to claim players off of waivers and can also begin signing players to their practice squads by noon today (Sunday).

The Steelers are also looking for a veteran offensive lineman considering the backups they have now do not have any NFL experience.

Sean McHugh, who had arthroscopic knee surgery last week, was placed on injured reserve. That means his season is over.

You can read all of this and how the team breaks down here.

Here is an article about a group of guys who traveled to Pittsburgh to have their fantasy football draft. What?! Nuts!

We forgot to mention the other day that the Pens will be heading to the White House to visit President Barack Obama on Thursday at 6 p.m.

See you soon.

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