The Steelers have not been given any favors so far as Ike Taylor suffered a broken thumb in the preseason opener.
While surgery is probable, Taylor is only expected to miss three weeks. That is great news as he will be back in time for the opener against Baltimore.
As you can see, I have Keenan Lewis replacing McFadden as the starter. While many of you may disagree with me, I believe that Lewis has finally turned the corner in his career. He looked very much improved against the Redskins and will only get better
Don't forget that Lewis will receive extra reps in the coming weeks with Ike Taylor injured so that works in his favor as well.
Yes, William Gay makes the roster, but at a position where he can't cause too much damage. Gay should be able to cover an opponent's fourth receiver right?
Curtis Brown has been unable to practice much due to a hamstring injury. The only reason he makes the roster is because he was the team's third-round draft choice and they will probably be willing to work with him during the season.
Similar to Brown, Cortez Allen has seen limited practice time due to injury. Before he went down, he was showing some strong athletic ability.
If he can show those same abilities in an upcoming preseason game, he will make the roster.
While Crezdon Butler has been susceptible to the deep ball as of late, I believe the Steelers will stick with him and give Butler time to improve.
Roster Count: 7