The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to improve their play on special teams in 2014 and in order to try to accomplish that, second-year coach Danny Smith has a familiar face helping him out during training camp this summer.
Former Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers is spending training camp at Latrobe with the Steelers as a special teams assistant intern and according to our very own Alex Kozora, he looks like he could still play.
Sellers, who broke into the league with the Redskins in 1998 after playing three season with Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, was a mainstay on several of Smith’s special team units from 2004-2011.
In his prime, Sellers was a pretty good fullback to boot as he blocked several seasons for former Redskins running back Clinton Portis. He even made the Pro Bowl in 2008 after Portis rushed for 1,487 yards that season.
Sellers experience as a lead blocker figures to help current Steelers fullback Will Johnson as well. Johnson could stand to show some improvement in that area as he enters his third season with the Steelers.