5 veteran cutdown players Steelers should add to the roster

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Washington Football Team wide receiver Kelvin Harmon (13) Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should sign Harmon

Coming out of North Carolina St. in 2019, Kelvin Harmon was lauded for his physical playstyle and ability to win deep. While not a great athlete, he has strong hands and can make physical catches down the sideline. He was one of the hottest sleepers in the draft, and he appeared to be a developmental player for Washington before injuries took away his past two years. He is healthy now, but he had fallen out of favor with Washington before being cut.

The Steelers should be quick to call him. For starters, the team has carried six receivers on the roster before, and Harmon would be a great sixth option. While his physicality makes him a good contested receiver, his larger frame makes him an ideal special teams player. He player 41 percent of the snaps in Washington there during his rookie year while also recording two tackles on that unit.

Though the team could add him for just that reason, there is no guarantee that James Washington makes it with the Steelers all season. While Mike Tomlin debunked his trade request, Washington’s actions, such as liking tweets mentioning him getting traded, and his motives could lead to some sort of in-season trade.

Harmon would be a fine replacement as the fourth receiver for the team. Even if Washington stays with the team through this season, Harmon would still be a logical addition for this roster.