A number of Steelers players have been unnoticeable at training camp.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are prepping to take the field for their first preseason game of the season, but with it means they’re also prepping to make its first round of cuts. While a number of Steelers players are dominating the headlines with excellent play, a number of guys have not been noticeable whatsoever. If they want to make the team, they better change their invisibility in a hurry. Below are some of the guys that desperately need to pick things up throughout training camp and the preseason.
The Steelers made Shakur Brown the richest undrafted free agent signing in team history back in May. The thought was the Steelers lobbed a big money deal at Brown so they could select Pressley Harvin III with their final draft pick and still land the nickel corner. The problem is Brown hasn’t done anything to date. Once thought to be the clear choice to replace Mike Hilton, Brown would be lucky to even find himself a roster spot.
Speaking of flashy UDFA signings, Lamont Wade is another defensive back that has yet to do anything remarkable. The Penn State alum was another candidate to take over nickel corner or depth safety duties, but he hasn’t exactly grabbed the brass ring. Wade will need a big preseason effort to land anywhere near the 53-man roster.
Be honest, if I told you Jaylen Samuels wasn’t actually at training camp would you believe me? The fourth year pro is on the chopping block and falling further behind in the pecking order. Of course Najee Harris will be the bell cow of this team, but Samuels isn’t even close to a roster spot. I would be shocked, at the current pace, Samuels plays another down for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season.
Josh Dobbs entered the season in an unfavorable position, he is the fourth string quarterback with almost no flexibility to claw out of that position. Sure, he is Ben Roethlisberger’s close confidant, but that won’t be enough to land you a job with this quarterback room. Dobbs needs to earn a veteran practice squad gig, or at the very least impress other teams for another shot at an NFL job.
When the Steelers brought B.J. Finney back to Pittsburgh many speculated whether he would be the starter in Week 1. So far Finney has slid to the bottom of the center depth chart and really hasn’t been notable. After flaming out of Seattle and Cincinnati this really could be the end of the line for Finney if he can’t hang onto a spot with the Steelers.
But what do you think? Which of these players are actually capable of turning it on and making this team? Lets know your thoughts in the comments below.