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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will CB Brice McCain Make The Final 53?


The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin training camp a little more than one week from today, so I thought we would spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do consider as being on the bubble.

After reading the recap of the player that we highlight, you can cast your vote as to whether or not you think that player will make the final 53 man roster. Each poll will run for three days.

The eighth player up in this series is sixth-year cornerback Brice McCain.

2013 Season Recap:

McCain, who was released by the Houston Texans back in March, had a miserable 2013 season that included him allowing at least a half a dozen touchdown catches and a 63% completion percentage. The former sixth-round pick of the Texans played mostly in the slot last season as a nickel cornerback, but was forced to play some outside due to injures. To make matters worse, McCain was flagged a total of ten times last season with a couple of those penalties coming on special teams, where he only registered three total tackles in the 134 plays he was in on.

2014 Outlook:

The Steelers don’t have a lot of experienced depth at the cornerback position heading into training camp and that somewhat plays in McCain’s favor. However, due to his size and abilities, he is merely a nickel cornerback without much upside. McCain’s path to the Steelers final 53 man roster might include him having to beat out fellow cornerback Antwon Blake, who has received quite a few accolades during the offseason for his potential as a backup nickle cornerback. On top of that, Blake is a well-established special teams player. With rookie draft pick Shaquille Richardson also looking like he will make the 53 man roster this year, McCain probably needs to hope that the coaching staff decides that they need to keep six cornerbacks in order to survive the final cut. He is certainly one player that needs to have a great training camp if he is to be on the roster at the start of the season.

Vote below and tell us the reason why you voted the way that you did in the comments below.

You can view the results here.


Previous Polls:
Will LB Terence Garvin Make The Final 53?
Will LB Sean Spence Make The Final 53?
Will LB Jordan Zumwalt Make The Final 53?
Will WR Derek Moye Make The Final 53?
Will WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Make The Final 53?
Will WR Justin Brown Make The Final 53?
Will OL Guy Whimper Make The Final 53?
Will TE David Paulson Make The Final 53?

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  • steeltown

    Im thinking no, I remember Coach Lake having some nice things to say about him but as mentioned I think his only chance is if they keep 6CBs or an injury occurs, especially considering Shark Thomas can play nickel and Blake has some upside

  • Lil Smitty

    Too small, he could only make the team with injuries to other players. He might be a good gunner but the Steelers have several players that are good gunners.

  • dgh57

    I was going to say we may have another Curtis Brown on our hands who wasn’t good enough to play defense then I got to thinking Brown was at least a good Special Teams player! McCain wasn’t that good at STs either so Injuries is the only way he makes the roster so lets hope we stay healthy at the CB position this year.

  • ApexSteel

    Nope. Maybe if he wasn’t already terrible/small, but he doesn’t have size and he’s reached his potential.

  • Ben Anderson

    I hope not, but, yes, he probably will. CB depth is very poor this year.

  • treeher

    Can’t sacrifice young talent for this guy. He’s training camp fodder.

  • CW

    Honestly I was shocked when they signed him in the first place. However, if he looks like he did in 2012 when his play was significantly better, then McCain could stick.

    So a probably not as far as I’m concerned, but we’ll have to wait and see in training camp and preseason which Brice McCain we got.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    I say no, and among all reasons, the biggest one is that Shamarko can play nickel corner.

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