09-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Question: I know if the steelers signed another teams practice squad player, he'd have to remain on our 53 man roster the rest of the season. Which likely means we'd have to release a current player. So, what other teams PS player would you like to see the steelers take ?
I was reading a thread on the 2010 NFL Draft by Dee Dub, so in HONOR of him, I will say that if I had my drouthers, I would really like us to take one
" Akwasi Owusu-Ansah " off the Dallas Cowboys Practice squad. Akwasi made their 53 man roster as a rookie in 2010. But suffered a ankle injury in week 8, and was IR the rest of that season. Well, the NEW Defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan wanted more Vet players in the secondary at the Safety position, so Akwasi was sent to the PS. Now Dee Dub, as much as ANYONE really wanted the steelers to draft this kid from Indiana PA in 2010. So that's why I wrote in Honor of Dee Dub :tt1
To me, Akwasi does two things for us, one, as a guy who can play some CB, he is also a better athletic FS then Wil Allen, who I feel is not as long term worthy as a Akwasi Owusu-Ansah is. Also, Akwasi is a kickoff and punt returner as well. He won that job for the Cowboys last year before getting hurt. So he could earn his keep here doing that, that way we don't expose Antonio Brown on special teams return play. Cause he is too valuable as a WR for us, right ?
So, even though I highly DOUBT it will happen, Akwasi would be MY choice to sub Wil Allen for. So, is there any other current PS players on other teams that you would cut a current steeler for :?:
09-21-2011, 01:25 PM
I know if the steelers signed another teams practice squad player, he'd have to remain on our 53 man roster the rest of the season.
Is this a change in the new CBA? In the previous agreement, I think a guy you pluck off another team's P.S. only had to be on your 53 man roster for 4 weeks. Perhaps that changed, and I hadn't heard of it...
And I do think AOA offers some promise. I'd take him over Will Allen, as you suggest. And while we're at it, we don't need Arnaz Battle as a 6th WR when we already have Wallace, Ward, Sanders, Brown, and Cotchery. His role on special teams could be filled with the guy on the Eagles' practice squad who shares DNA with a certain fellow who wasn't hired for his disposition. You could also replace Chris Scott with Chris DeGeare.
By the way, here is the practice squad list (as of a couple of weeks ago...I'm sure there have been some changes to a lot of teams since then).
Practice squads for all 32 NFL teams
Published: Sept. 4, 2011 at 06:18 p.m. Updated: Sept. 8, 2011 at 07:41 a.m.
NFL teams are announcing their practice squads. Official signings are listed below:
C Ryan Bartholomew, CB Marshay Green, WR Brandyn Harvey, DT Ricky Lumpkin, LB Quan Sturdivant, DE Ronald Talley, WR Isaiah Williams, TE D.J. Young.
TE Marquez Branson, S Rafael Bush, WR Kevin Cone, WR Drew Davis, G Andrew Jackson, LB Robert James, OT Jose Valdez, QB John Parker Wilson.
RB Damien Berry, G/C Justin Boren, QB Hunter Cantwell, DB Danny Gorrer, DT Bryan Hall, FB Ryan Mahaffey, S Mana Silva, LB Chavis Williams.
WR Kamar Aiken, QB Levi Brown, TE Mike Caussin, DE Lionel Dotson, NT Michael Jasper, CB Doyle Miller, DB Joshua Nesbitt, WR Naaman Roosevelt.
WR Darvin Adams, G Bryant Browning, CB Kendric Burney, C Jeff Byers, DE Thomas Keiser, TE Greg Smith, RB Josh Vaughan, LB Lawrence Wilson.
WR Kris Adams, RB Armando Allen, G Ricky Henry, OT Levi Horn, DT Jordan Miller, TE Andre Smith, LB Patrick Trahan, S Anthony Walters.
TE Chase Coffman, FB James Develin, LB DeQuin Evans, CB Brandon Ghee, WR Andrew Hawkins, OT Matthew O'Donnell, QB Zac Robinson, DT Jason Shirley.
OL Dominic Alford, DE Auston English, LB Benjamin Jacobs, RB Quinn Porter, DL Brian Sanford, OL Jarrod Shaw, FB Eddie Williams, WR Rod Windsor.
CB Mario Butler, FB Shaun Chapas, FB Isaiah Greenhouse, WR Andre Holmes, LB Orie Lemon, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, WR Teddy Williams.
DE Jeremy Beal, WR D'Andre Goodwin, OT Adam Grant, RB Jeremiah Johnson, S Kyle McCarthy, WR Eron Riley, FB Austin Sylvester, QB Adam Weber.
T Casey Bender, C Dan Gerberry, WR Nate Hughes, TE Cornelius Ingram, DT Corvey Irvin, DE Kyle Moore, S Ricardo Silva, CB Donovan Warren.
Green Bay Packers
WR Diondre Borel, T/G Ray Dominguez, C Sampson Genus, WR Tori Gurley, QB Graham Harrell, CB Brandian Ross, RB Brandon Saine, WR Chastin West.
LB Mister Alexander, C Howard Barbieri, G Andrew Gardner, WR Trindon Holliday, S Shiloh Keo, WR Jeff Maehl, LB Jesse Nading, RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
WR Chris Brooks,WR David Gilreath, QB Mike Hartline, DT Ricardo Mathews, DT Ollie Ogbu, OT Mike Tepper, WR Marshall Williams.
OT Daniel Baldridge, WR Tyler Beiler, DE John Chick, LB Jacob Cutrera, S Matt Estrada, RB DuJuan Harris, CB T.J. Heath, LB Mike Lockley.
Kansas City Chiefs
FB Shane Bannon, LB Justin Cole, G Darryl Harris, WR Jeremy Horne, DB Quinten Lawrence, OL Butch Lewis, OL David Mims, DT Anthony Toribio.
DB Vincent Agnew, TE Brett Brackett, G Garrett Chisolm, QB Pat Devlin, RB Nic Grigsby, OT D.J. Jones, WR Julius Pruitt.
WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, FB Matt Asiata, WR Stephen Burton, FB Ryan D'Imperio, OL Chris DeGeare, RB Caleb King, DE Cedric McKinley, TE Allen Reisner.
New England Patriots
LB Markell Carter, RB Eric Kettani, OL Matt Kopa, DE Aaron Lavarias, OL Nick McDonald, WR Kerry Taylor, S Ross Ventrone, OL Thomas Welch.
New Orleans Saints
LB Nate Bussey, QB Sean Canfield, TE Michael Higgins, CB Terrail Lambert, DT Swanson Miller, LS Kyle Nelson, C Cecil Newton, WR Andy Tanner.
New York Giants
RB Andre Brown, DT Dwayne Hendricks, TE Christian Hopkins, QB Ryan Perrilloux, LB Adrian Tracy, DE Justin Trattou.
New York Jets
LB Matthias Berning, G Trevor Canfield, DT Jarron Gilbert, OL Matt Kroul, CB Julian Posey, DT Martin Tevaseu, CB Isaiah Trufant, WR Patrick Turner.
TE Kevin Brock, DE Mason Brodine, DT Jamie Cumbie, LB Jeremy Leman, WR Eddie McGee, CB Sterling Moore, OL Alex Parsons, FB Manase Tonga.
WR Chad Hall, FB Stanley Havili, TE Anthony Hill, WR Ronald Johnson, LB Greg Lloyd, G Dallas Reynolds, DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DT Cedric Thornton.
RB John Clay, TE Jamie McCoy, WR Tyler Grisham, OL Trevis Turner, OL John Malecki, DL Corbin Bryant, LB Mortty Ivy, DB Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith.
San Diego Chargers
LB Bront Bird, DT Charlie Bryant, OT Steve Schilling, CB Traye Simmons, FB Frank Summers, TE Brad Taylor, QB Drew Willy, OT Eric Young.
San Francisco 49ers
C Chase Beeler, OT Derek Hall, WR Joe Hastings, CB Cory Nelms, RB Xavier Omon, TE Konrad Reuland, LB Monte Simmons.
G Paul Fanaika, DE Jameson Konz, DT Pep Levingston, WR Ricardo Lockette, G Brent Osborne, CB Ron Parker, WR Owen Spencer, RB Vai Taua.
St. Louis Rams
DB Tim Atchison, DT John Henderson, OL Kevin Hughes, LB Scott Lutrus, OL Ryan McKee, DB Jonathan Nelson, RB Chase Reynolds.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
OT Will Barker, S Ahmad Black, QB Rudy Carpenter, TE Collin Franklin, WR Ed Gant, TE Daniel Hardy, RB Mossis Madu, LB Derrell Smith.
RB Herb Donaldson, G Ryan Durand, DE Pannel Egboh, TE Cameron Graham, S Robert Johnson, WR James Kirkendoll, WR Michael Preston.
DT Chris Baker, QB Jonathan Crompton, G Maurice Hurt, CB Nate Ness, G Eric Olsen, WR Aldrick Robinson, RB Evan Royster, DE Doug Worthington.
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