Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a very interesting picture Thursday on Twitter that included himself along with offensive linemen Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum and John Malecki. Legursky of course is not currently under contract.
I\’m not sure where the picture was taken, but it certainly looks as if it could have been snapped at the Steelers facilities.
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) May 30, 2013
Through the first two weeks of the Steelers 2013 OTA sessions, Beachum as been working as the backup center behind Pouncey. However, according to Beachum on Thursday, he is going through some growing pains at the position. Are those pains large enough that the Steelers would consider bringing back Legursky? I don\’t really know.
In a few more days, the Steelers will have an additional $5.5 million worth of cap space to work with as Willie Colon will then be off the books. If indeed their intentions are to sign Legursky to compete in training camp, it shouldn\’t cost them more than the minimum this late in the offseason.
While Legursky has struggled at both guard positions over the course of the last two seasons, he is still capable of being a backup center. At the very least, he would be a veteran presence in training camp that would push the younger interior linemen currently on the roster.
You may now remove your tin foil hats and I will update this post if I get any new information on this.