5 practice squad players the Steelers need to poach in 2021
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should poach Muse
The inside linebacker position has been a relatively weak one this season as Devin Bush struggling has given way to the team struggling to stop the run. It got so bad that the team looked to bench Bush for Robert Spillane last week until Spillane left with an injury. With so many question marks at the position, adding a new body makes sense. Buddy Johnson can also see some time active, but another option should be added
A name that makes a lot of sense is Tanner Muse as he currently sits on the Seahawks practice squad. The former Clemson safety came into the league as a linebacker and is a premier athlete at the position. He never got his footing with the Raiders and was released this season. He has played in two games for the Seahawks and has looked good for a special team’s option.
Will Muse fix the Steelers run defense issues? No, as his defensive snaps will likely be limited by the names already on the roster. However, if the team wants to work on developing him for the remainder of this season in hopes of having a potential fit for 2022, Muse makes sense. Add in the Steelers’ heavy interest in Muse during the pre-draft process two years ago and this seems like a good fit for both teams.