Considering the Steelers will look to add to their roster after cutdown day, here are five potential Browns cuts that could interest the Steelers.
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for NFL teams, this is never truer than during roster cutdowns. Every team has to release nearly half of their offseason roster, and there is a scramble from the other 31 teams to add some of these players to their active roster. The Steelers are no exception here, and in a year with so many questions on the roster, stealing a potential AFC North cut could yield dividends for the team.
I’ll be doing a short series on each team in the North to see who could aid the Steelers that are currently on their own respective roster bubbles. Adding a potential contributor from a rival team is even sweeter, as that player will have a chance to get some retribution twice a year. To start this off, here are five Browns players on their roster bubble that should interest the Steelers.
Steelers should target Weaver
While he has yet to do anything in the league after being on injured reserve his rookie season, Curtis Weaver was at one point a hot name in Steelers’ draft circles. The team had a clear need for an edge rusher in 2020, and Weaver was one of the most productive names in that year’s class. Athletic concerns caused him to fall to the fifth round, and Miami cut him before the Browns picked him up.
While the Steelers addressed their primary edge depth concerns by signing Melvin Ingram, the team could seek out a high upside fourth option to develop. Quincy Roche and Cassius Marsh are currently battling for that role, but the team could look to add someone else if neither impresses or if they want to keep a fifth edge rusher. As for the Browns, their edge group got really deep this offseason, so Weaver has quite to climb to make the team. If he ultimately gets cut, the Steelers should come calling.