The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely done with splashy offseason signings, but fans should expect to see two familiar faces back on the roster.
After trading one wide receiver and drafting another, Pittsburgh is looking to bring back Eli Rogers, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The wideout has been a steady option in the receiving core the past two seasons.
As long as there are no setbacks in his ACL recovery, Rogers should be the next man back in Pittsburgh. The team wants to have that fourth option outside of Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington.
Rogers may have injuries on his resume, but he hasn’t let that stop his career. Not many teams would consider bringing him on to their roster now, but the Steelers know what they’re getting. His relationship with Ben Roethlisberger is great and he has hands that are as reliable as any on this team.
Even if Rogers isn’t ready for Week 1, he should be back on the roster before training camp. Pittsburgh is working with money after cutting J.J. Wilcox, and without any major signings left, they’ll use some of their cap space to bring back their wide receiver.
Arthur Moats is the other returning member Pittsburgh should expect back. After not drafting an outside linebacker, this team could use depth at the position.
Despite not being resigned before the draft, the Steelers would like to bring back Moats as a depth chart filler and special teams man. Moats may not be the most significant contributor on the defense, but he’s a vocal leader and a reliable outside man when needed.
Moats can also take on inside linebacker duties as well. Pittsburgh needs someone who can drop back in coverage over the middle and although we shouldn’t expect many reps from Moats, he’s an option to fill the void.