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phillyesq
05-03-2012, 07:52 AM
In addition to Spann, the Steelers also released CB Antonio Smith.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-cut-two-from-off-season-roster-634072/

This leaves Batch, Dwyer, Clay, Mendenhall, Rainey and Redman remaining at RB.

steelblood
05-03-2012, 08:12 AM
In addition to Spann, the Steelers also released CB Antonio Smith.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-cut-two-from-off-season-roster-634072/

This leaves Batch, Dwyer, Clay, Mendenhall, Rainey and Redman remaining at RB.

Interesting. They seemed to like the kid. I wonder what he did (if anything).

Considering that we will keep 4 RBs (perhaps 5 if we count rainey as the 6th WR), I find it interesting that we'd cut one already given Mendy's injury and Batch's return from injury (we only have 4, maybe 5 healthy RBs). Running backs can go down in camp and the preseason pretty easily. They will likely add another camp body or two.

Lebsteel
05-03-2012, 10:33 AM
Interesting. They seemed to like the kid. I wonder what he did (if anything).

Considering that we will keep 4 RBs (perhaps 5 if we count rainey as the 6th WR), I find it interesting that we'd cut one already given Mendy's injury and Batch's return from injury (we only have 4, maybe 5 healthy RBs). Running backs can go down in camp and the preseason pretty easily. They will likely add another camp body or two.

Yea, my thought exactly. You would think he had to have done something to be cut at this time of year.

phillyesq
05-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Yea, my thought exactly. You would think he had to have done something to be cut at this time of year.

Could be conditioning issues.

Or the Steelers could be looking to add to the roster. I do not think they would bring a veteran running back, but Bryant McFadden remains unsigned. As competition for the fifth or sixth cb position, the Steelers could do a lot worse. I'm also not sure if the tendered but unsigned RFAs count against the roster limits. Perhaps clearing space for those guys?

steelblood
05-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Could be conditioning issues.

Or the Steelers could be looking to add to the roster. I do not think they would bring a veteran running back, but Bryant McFadden remains unsigned. As competition for the fifth or sixth cb position, the Steelers could do a lot worse. I'm also not sure if the tendered but unsigned RFAs count against the roster limits. Perhaps clearing space for those guys?

Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...

BradshawsHairdresser
05-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...
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ikestops85
05-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Perhaps, but our running back numbers are pretty tight. That leaves us with 6, two of whom are coming off an injury and one is sort of a gadget guy and not a real between the tackles running back. That is pretty thin for such a brutal position. Unless of course the move was to make room for another running back...

Since we are so young at that position they may want to bring in a vet like LT. I think I saw that he was still unsigned.

steelz09
05-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Since we are so young at that position they may want to bring in a vet like LT. I think I saw that he was still unsigned.

Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.

BradshawsHairdresser
05-03-2012, 01:07 PM
Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.

Don't think I want to see Starks at RB, under any circumstance! :D

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2012, 01:41 PM
Max Starks says he'll be ready by Mid-July.

I believe when Ike mentioned LT, he was referring to LaDainian Tomlinson, not Left Tackle.