The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a few 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 cant 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 second player up in this series is third-year linebacker Sean Spence.
2013 Season Recap:
Due to him still trying to recover from the serious knee injury that he suffered during the final preseason game of his rookie season, Spence started the 2013 season on the Reserve PUP list and that meant he was forced to miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Come October, Spence finally resumed practicing again with hopes that he would soon be activated to the 53 man roster to close out the season, but a broken finger suffered in his first practice back resulted in him needing surgery and thus he was shut down for the remainder of the season.
Spence worked fully during the Steelers offseason practices and without limitations, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Also, despite missing two full seasons, he feels that he has a good grasp of the defense heading into training camp and the real test will come later this month when the hitting starts. Unless he suffers some sort of setback or is no longer able to move like he did prior to suffereing the injury, Spence figures to have a great shot at completing what will be an amazing comeback. However, with rookie Ryan Shazier now slated to start alongside Lawrence Timmons in 2014, Spence might have to beat out either Terence Garvin or rookie Jordan Zumwalt for a spot on the final 53 man roster. Winning a spot will require him playing well on special teams and that’s one area that we will need to watch closely during the preseason.
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