3 positions Steelers will likely try to improve after final roster cuts

Tre Norwood #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Kalen Ballage (29). Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers backup running back

With so much of the team’s offensive success banking on a much-improved running game in 2021, the Steelers selected Najee Harris in the first round of the NFL Draft, while using their second, third, and fourth-round picks to add players who could help block for him.

However, these aren’t the only precautions Pittsburgh could take to make sure they don’t have the same issues this season. The Steelers could look to upgrade the backup running back position after cutdown day.

While this isn’t something that many are talking about, the reasoning makes sense. Though Anthony McFarland and Kalen Ballage could work for this team in a pinch, no running back outside of Harris was spectacular in training camp or the preseason this year, and there could be some quality options sitting in free agency after cutdowns.

This move may not be as likely as the other two, as Pittsburgh already has some tough decisions to make here, but what they had last year obviously didn’t work, and they will want to make sure they have plenty of insurance in the event of an injury to Harris.

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It will be interesting to see which of these positions the Steelers will look to pursue after final roster cuts are made, but these three seem to be logical choices that could stand to be improved.