5 veteran cutdown players Steelers should add to the roster

Cornerback Pierre Desir #35 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive guard Caleb Benenoch (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

With NFL teams recently cutting their rosters down to 80 players, here are five recently released veterans that should interest the Steelers.

While the NFL cutting rosters down to 80 men before the final cutdown to 53 seems pointless on paper, it does allow teams access to recently released players earlier in the preseason. Two of the Steelers released at cutdown, Stephen Denmark and Abdullah Anderson, have already found a new home as a result of their release.

Meanwhile, the team should have no issue adding to their roster from the litany of players that were recently cut. Here are five recent roster cuts the Steelers need to sign.

Steelers should sign Benenoch

While the Steelers line is full of intrigue, many of the potential starters have struggled so far during the preseason. Beyond that, there are some major injury concerns with this group, thus adding more capable depth would be a sound move. The Bills recently parted ways with Caleb Benenoch, and he could be a valuable addition to this roster given his flexibility and versatility.

Drafted as a tackle, Benenoch has seen time both on the outside and inside at guard. He also has 22 starts spread out at both positions to this point in his career. While he wasn’t great when being asked to start for a whole season, as injury relief and depth, Benenoch would be a fine addition in a reserve setting.

Benenoch could slot in as a versatile reserve lineman and deepen this group as the regular season draws near. He wouldn’t be a huge difference-maker, but he would be a solid addition to an offensive line that needs some patches filled.