The Pittsburgh Steelers had a strange trio of workouts this week prior to Week 11.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 of the 2020 regular season, and while the team continues their work the organization had some workouts for players they might want to get a closer look at for one reason or another.
This isn’t the first, and it won’t be the last, workout for the Steelers this season. In this COVID-19 era teams are forced to do their homework on players in case they have a couple key players test positive and not be able to play that particular week.
For the Steelers, this weekly workout report had to be the most head-scratching of all.
This per Albert Breer of Monday Morning Quarterback:
Aming today’s tryouts/visits, the Bears bring in former Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer. pic.twitter.com/4lvAB6MJNv
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 18, 2020
In case you can’t see the image clearly above, the list of players the Steelers worked out were:
The Steelers know Kuntz, considering he spent training camp with the team working to unseat Kameron Canaday as the long snapper. Kuntz’s ability to play linebacker is certainly secondary to his long snapping skills.
For the most part, when a team brings in a player for a workout, they are looking to add depth to their roster, typically on the expanded practice squad, for an injured player. In this case, there are no known injuries for the three current specialists on the roster.
Could this be nothing more than the Steelers looking to see what is out there in case a COVID case pops up within their specialists? Maybe, but when you throw in the fact they have a punter on the practice squad it makes it seem even more confusing.
In the meantime, the Steelers have not listed any of their specialists on their most recent injury report. Something for fans to keep an eye on as the week progresses. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the Jaguars in Jacksonville this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.