Steelers Training Camp Roster Breakdown
Locks: Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski
On the bubble : Landry Jones
On the outside: Tajh Boyd, Tyler Murphy, Devin Gardner
Scouting report: The only true drama is who — if anyone — ends up being the No. 3 quarterback on the 53-man roster. I see Tajh Boyd being that No. 3
Locks: Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Dri Archer
On the bubble: Josh Harris
On the outside: Ross Scheuerman, Cameron Stingily, Roosevelt Nix
Scouting report: An extra spot can be counted here to open the season while Bell serves a suspension. Josh Harris will definitely be that spot filler, sticking with someone who knows the system.
Locks: Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant, Sammie Coates
On the bubble: Darrius Heyward-Bey
On the outside: C.J. Goodwin, Shakim Phillips, Eli Rogers, Tyler Murphy, Devin Gardner
Scouting report: Heyward-Bey is valuable enough on special teams to earn a spot on special teams. Also look for him to have minimal playing time while Coates gets adjusted.
Locks: Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Will Johnson (FB/TE)
On the bubble: Jesse James
On the outside: Cameron Clear, Rob Blanchflower, Michael Egnew
Scouting report: James is the favorite to emerge as an eventual successor to the longtime veterans at the top. I could not agree more.
Locks: Kelvin Beachum, Marcus Gilbert, Mike Adams
On the bubble: Non Applicable
On the outside: Alejandro Villanueva, Kevin Whimpey, Mitchell Van Dyk
Scouting report: Tough for any of the younger players to break into the top three for a team that figures to carry only three. Something I honestly do not see happening.
Locks: Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Ramon Foster
On the bubble: Cody Wallace, Chris Hubbard
On the outside: B.J. Finney, Miles Dieffenbach, Reese Dismukes, Collin Rahrig
Scouting report: The starters are set, but which undrafted Rookies will fit the build? Only training camp will tell.
Locks: Steve McLendon, Daniel McCullers
On the bubble: Cam Thomas
On the outside: Mike Thornton
Scouting report: The Steelers could save $2 million by cutting Thomas, but that would leave them quite thin at the position.
Locks: Cameron Heyward,(New 6 yr. Contract) Stephon Tuitt
On the bubble: Clifton Geathers, L.T. Walton, Ethan Hemer
On the outside: Matt Conrath, Joe Kruger, Niko Davis
Scouting report: The team hopes it’s set for years at the top of the depth chart. There are question marks, however, after that.
Locks: Jarvis Jones, Arthur Moats, James Harrison, Bud Dupree
On the bubble: Shawn Lemon, Anthony Chickillo, Howard Jones
On the outside: Shayon Green
Scouting report: Outside the high-pedigree top four is a group of intriguing players hoping to make an impression. Chickillo will make that impression.
Locks: Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier, Sean Spence, Vince Williams
On the bubble: Terrance Garvin
On the outside: Jordan Zumwalt
Scouting report: Again, the Steelers are set at the top four. Garvin is a special-teams standout. Zumwalt is an interesting unknown.
Locks: William Gay, Cortez Allen, Antwon Blake, Senquez Golson
On the bubble: Doran Grant
On the outside: B.W. Webb, Kevin Fogg
Scouting report: It will be difficult for Fogg or Webb to steal a roster spot from a rookie drafted in the top four rounds.
Locks: Mike Mitchell, Shamarko Thomas, Will Allen, Robert Golden
On the bubble: Gerod Holliman, Ross Ventrone
On the outside: Jordan Dangerfield, Alden Darby, Ian Wild, Isaiah Lewis
Scouting report: Tough decisions to be made here: Golden and Ventrone are valuable special teamers, Holliman a late-round pick with potential.
Locks: K Shaun Suisham, LS Greg Warren
On the bubble: P Brad Wing
On the outside: P Jordan Berry
Scouting report: The Steelers didn’t bother bringing in a body to push veterans Suisham and Warren. Aussies Wing and Berry will battle it out.