Time to Make the Doughnuts: Steelers Down to 53

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Well now the writing is officially on the wall and the Steelers have made the moves to finalize their 53-man roster. On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers cut down from a 75-player roster that was required to be done by 6 PM ET. Head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert have had a long day forming and getting down to a 53 players. Continue reading Time to Make the Doughnuts: Steelers Down to 53

Steelers Down to 53: Jonathan Dwyer; Ta’amu Among Released

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are now ready for the 2013 season. Last Sunday the Steelers trimmed their way down from a 90-man roster to a 75. Now, the Steelers have worked down to 53-men that they will go into battle with against the Tennessee Titans for the first game of the Season. The roster cuts read like this… Continue reading Steelers Down to 53: Jonathan Dwyer; Ta’amu Among Released

Steelers Eligible For Practice Squad

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This article has been updated from it’s original posting date of June 17th to match the Steelers’ roster.

The rules of eligibility for the practice squad on an NFL football team can be quite complex, so I will do my best to break it down. We know that each team is restricted to a 53-man roster, meaning they can not have more than that number of players on their active roster. Then a team goes down to a 46-man active game day roster, where 8 players on the active roster will not dress for a game. A team is privileged with a practice squad that consists of no more than 8 players. A grand total of 61 players on the roster not counting your reserved/injured players throughout the length of the season. Continue reading Steelers Eligible For Practice Squad

Paulson Becoming His Own

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While at the University of Oregon, David Paulson played in 41 career games, recording 67 receptions for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns. Paulson was named All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) and Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection in 2011. In 2010, Paulson was an honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com, First-team all-Pac-10 according to the conference coaches and Scout.com, and a second-team choice by Phil Steele. Also Pac-10 all-Academic first team. One of just four conference players to be named first-team all-Pac-10 and all-Academic. Continue reading Paulson Becoming His Own