When the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe Friday for training camp, veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel wasn’t invited as he remains unsigned. Just because he isn’t with the team now, however, doesn’t mean that he won’t be by the start of the regular season.
During his talk with the media Monday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that the team has not eliminated the possibility of signing either Keisel or former linebacker James Harrison, who also remains an unsigned free agent. Colbert went on to add that when the team eliminates the possibility of signing a guy, they let the guy know he was eliminated.
At last report, Keisel is currently in the Pittsburgh area and has yet to clean out his locker at the Steelers Southside facility. As for Harrison, he’s been training all offseason out in Arizona in order to keep himself in good shape should his phone ever ring.
While Colbert hasn’t ruled either player completely out, it looks like both will remain unemployed for a little while longer. The Steelers can use the extra time to fully evaluate the younger players on their roster before deciding whether or not they need to re-sign either veteran.