The Steelers cut their roster down to 53 players on Tuesday, and completing the process of selecting their team from the 90 that were initially invited to camp.
Steelers Now covered that process extensively, with three sets of predictions for who would make the 53-man roster: one before camp, one in the middle of the preseason and one just before Tuesday’s announcement.
So how did we do? Let’s take a look:
FINAL PREDICTION: 48/53
Players missed on: Guard Rashaad Coward, long snapper Kameron Canaday, outside linebacker Cassius Marsh and cornerback Arthur Maulet did not make the team and there was not an outside addition to the secondary.
Players left out: Long snapper Christian Kuntz, outside linebacker Jamir Jones, defensive ends Henry Mondeaux and Stephon Tuitt and inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III made the team against our prediction.
END TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION: 48/53
Players missed on: Coward, Canaday, Marsh, Maulet and Antoine Brooks Jr.
Players left out: Kuntz, Jones, Mondeaux, Gilbert and Benny Snell Jr.
BEFORE TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION: 46/54
Players missed on: Coward, Canaday, Marsh, Maulet, Brooks, Jaylen Samuels and Kevin Rader.
Players left out: Kuntz, Jones, Mondeaux, Kalen Ballage, Isaiah Buggs, Zach Gentry, and Joe Schobert, who to be fair, was on the Jacksonville Jaguars at the time.
FINAL GRADE: 48 out of 53 is an A-minus. We’ll take it, but we’ll try to be better next year.
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Nickerson was a five-time Pro Bowler and four-time NFL All-Pro, all with the Buccaneers, and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team.
After his retirement, Nickerson worked as a coach for the Chicago Bears, Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and at Illinois.
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