3 winners and 2 losers from Steelers preseason win vs Eagles
By Andrew Falce
Steelers winner: the depth at Edge
I could have listed just about everyone here like I did after the Hall of Fame game. What once was a weak spot on the team now appears to be a strength. There were a lot of questions as to if any of these guys would show up in camp and make an impact enough to be the top backup. Melvin Ingram was signed as an insurance policy, but it appears as though this group had some viable options to be top backups based on their preseason play.
For starters, Jamir Jones has to be given some praise. He was solid in both games to date and has put together a string of strong practices. He was a complete unknown before camp, but now he is in the driver’s seat for a practice squad spot. Not only did he land a sack, but he was critical in applying the pressure which resulted in the Justin Layne interception.
While Quincy Roche has been on the quieter side in camp, he regularly beats offensive linemen during games. He isn’t overly explosive, but he knows how to gain leverage and beat offensive linemen. Add in Cassius Marsh, who has also been a strong contributor so far in camp, and you suddenly have a really strong depth chart. The fight for the last roster spot should be fierce, and a good name will almost certainly land on the practice squad.