The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for two more weeks, so I thought we would spend this week 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 sixth player up in this series is second-year wide receiver Justin Brown.
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Brown, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks last year, failed to beat out Derek Moye for a spot on the 53 man roster as a rookie and as a result, he spent the entire season on the practice squad. With all of the juggling that normally takes place during a season as far as the practice squad goes, it says a lot that the Oklahoma product was never once released from the eight man unit.
Brown has received quite a few accolades so far this offseason and he will once again be battling Moye for a spot on the final 53 man roster. In addition to Moye, veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey was also added during the offseason and figures to push both of the youngsters.
According to the reports, Brown was asked to play all three wide receiver spots during several OTA practices whenever Markus Wheaton was limited with an undisclosed injury. In addition, like Moye, he has been working closely with special teams coach Danny Smith during the offseason in order to learn what he’ll have to show on his units during the preseason to better strengthen his worth to the team.
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