And…Cut

I’m late on this news.

Cuts were made on Saturday, but I was away from the good ole internet til now. Here’s a list of the players who didn’t make the team, as well as the depth chart (which I copied and pasted from the good guys at Doubt About It. Plagiarism rules) and the list of players signed to the practice squad.

- Cuts:

WR Dallas Baker, TE Cody Boyd, OT Jason Capizzi, TE Jon Dekker, RB Verron Haynes, CB Chidi Iwuoma, CB Jovon Johnson, FB John Kuhn, S Mike Lorello, CB Anthony Madison, CB Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, DE Shaun Nua, C Chukky Okobi, DT Scott Paxson, C Marvin Philip, QB Bryan Randall, LB Ron Stanley, OG Cameron Stephenson, OT Brandon Torrey, WR Gerran Walker, LB Rian Wallace and WR Walter Young.

- Who PSaMP is sad to see go:

Capizzi, Haynes, Iwuoma, Young.

- Depth Chart (Again, I’m lazy, and the Doubt About It post was on my screen at the time) :

OFFENSE (26):

QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Brian St. Pierre

RB/FB (5): Willie Parker, Najeh Davenport, Gary Russell, Dan Krieder, Carey Davis

WR (5): Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Nate Washington, Cedrick Wilson, Willie Reid

TE (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Jerame Tuman

OT (4): Marvel Smith, Willie Colon, Max Starks, Trai Essex

OG (4): Alan Faneca, Kendall Simmons, Chris Kemoeatu, Darnell Stapleton

C (2): Sean Mahan, Marvin Philip (who was then cut, more on this in a bit)

DEFENSE (24):

DE (4): Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Travis Kirschke, Nick Eason

DT (2): Casey Hampton, Chris Hoke

LB (9): James Harrison, James Farrior, Larry Foote, Clark Haggans, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Arnold Harrison, Clint Kriewaldt, Rian Wallace

CB (5): Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, Bryant McFadden, Ricardo Colclough, William Gay

S (4): Troy Polamalu, Anthony Smith, Ryan Clark, Tyrone Carter

SPECIAL TEAMS (3): Jeff Reed, Daniel Sepulveda, Greg Warren

- Practice Squad signees:

WR Dallas Baker, TE Jon Dekker, DB Grant Mason, DL Ryan McBean, DL Scott Paxon, C/G Marvin Philip, WR Gerran Walker and RB Jamaal Branch, who was with the Saints.

- Why Marvin Philip’s name is on the depth chart and the practice squad:

Once the cuts were made final, Philip’s spot on the team was secure. However, the Steelers then traded a 2008 conditional draft pick to the Falcons for return specialist Allen Rossum. Philip was then cut, and signed to the practice squad. He’s had a rough couple of days.

I didn’t believe a word from Tomlin when he said he was happy with Willie Reid’s performance on Thursday, and the signing of Rossum puts some heat on Reid. Rossum is legit. I was always an asshole in Madden, playing with Atlanta just to run with Mike Vick. Rossum got me tons of return touchdowns. I hope he does the same for the Steelers.

- In other news:

Kendall Simmons just got paid. A 4 year extension for $24 mil. Wow. That’s all I can say.

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