Pittsburgh Steelers: Analyzing the Final 53-Man Roster and Practice Squad

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Analyzing the Final 53-Man Roster and Practice Squad
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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster has been set and several members of the team have injuries to thank for making the final roster.

David DeCastro and Sean Spence both suffered devastating knee injuries that will prevent them from being major contributors this season.

The Steelers announced on Friday that Spence would be placed on injured reserve while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette reported that the Steelers are expected to place DeCastro on the injured reserve, allowing him to return to the team in eight weeks.

These aren’t the only players who won’t be available in Week 1.

Rashard Mendenhall, Jason Worilds and Stevenson Sylvester are still recovering from injuries and it is possible that James Harrison could miss the opener as well.

That made the decisions even tougher for head coach Mike Tomlin and his coaching staff. Here is my analysis of the Steelers' 53-man roster.

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