Steelers Roster Projection: Who is going to make the final cut in 2023?

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Tight Ends (3): Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry, Darnell Washington

Freiermuth is one of the best young tight ends in the game, and could really blossom into a Travis Kelce-type weapon this season.

Washington has shown in the pre-season that he'll be a big part of the Steelers attack. Not so much for his receiving skills, but more for his blocking. In fact, he's one of the reasons I have the Steelers keeping just eight offensive linemen because his presence next to an offensive tackle will strengthen that side of the line.

Some media types are questioning if Gentry will make the team, but I believe he will. And not just because I love his Grillin' and Chillin' videos on Gentry provides the Steelers with the ability to move Freiermuth and Heyward around the formation.

Offensive Linemen (8): Dan Moore, Jr., Isaac Seumalo, Mason Cole, James Daniels, Chuks Okorafor, Broderick Jones, Nate Herbig, Spencer Anderson

Though short on numbers compared to most teams, there's a lot of versatility with this group. The starting five looks to be solid with Moore, Seumalo, Cole, Daniels and Okorafor.

Jones will start the season as the first tackle off the bench, while Herbig will be the first guard off the bench. The latter can also play center if needed.

I believe the Steelers will try to trade Kevin Dotson for a draft pick before Tuesday's cutdown date. If no trade materializes, they'll cut him outright, along with former starting center Kendrick Green and free agent tackle signee LaRaven Clark.

Rookie Spencer Anderson takes the last spot because of his ability to play all five positions on the line, while Dylan Cook will be stashed on the practice squad if he's not signed by another team.