Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says He\’s Always Watching The Waiver Wire
Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have started training camp, general manager Kevin Colbert and the team scouts still have a lot of work to do. On Thursday, Colbert was a guest on 93.7 The Fan and he talked about what\’s going on right now with the Steelers front office.
“You\’re always evaluating every position and you need to know where you\’re strong enough and not strong enough,” said Colbert. “And if you\’re not strong enough, then you have to be looking at alternatives, if not in house, then of course outside and that\’s what our scouts will start doing here in the next few weeks with the preseason.”
Colbert of course was asked next about the possibility of the Steelers adding more players to the team between now and the start of the regular season and he didn\’t rule it out, just as you would expect.
“No question. There\’s close to 2,800 players on rosters right now, so half of those players will be gone,” said Colbert. “So there\’s a lot of players that will flush out over the next four weeks and so we have to be aware if any of those guys can help us, even at a backup special teams level like Sean Morey did for us a few years back. We got Sean off the waiver wire and Sean was an excellent special teams player that helped us win a Super Bowl or two. So you have to be aware of those players and be ready to add them if you can.”
This of course is nothing new and Sean Morey wasn\’t the only example that Colbert could have given. Just last year the Steelers claimed cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke off waivers from the Oakland Raiders just prior to the start of the regular season.
The Steelers certainly have depth issues that we have discussed several times over the course of the offseason. Both the tackle and nose tackle positions could use some experienced depth, so those are two positions you would have to think that Colbert and the scouts will be watching closely over the course of the preseason.