4 positional groups the Steelers must still add to after roster cutdowns

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Steelers could add some cornerbacks

While I like the addition of Joey Porter to this cornerback room, my biggest concern heading into this season is the cornerback room. The slot room is a complete question mark, and while there are three capable outside cornerbacks, the team could take some precautions and get a better fourth option that could play special teams.

In the slot, it appears as though Patrick Peterson is going to be the primary name there. There are some other lackluster names that could play in more run-down-centric plays, but there isn’t a firm starter there like in years past. There are a slew of new names available, and it wouldn’t hurt my feelings to have the Steelers add one.

As for outside cornerback, I had hoped that James Pierre would be a viable backup. Add in his special teams ability and he seemed like a lock to make the team and contribute. It was another inconsistent offseason for the veteran though. A better fourth option is likely out there, although special teams will still be a question.

Of all the positions on this list, I think adding a capable cornerback, either outside or slot-capable, is the most likely occurrence. There are a lot of new faces in this group, and I am skeptical of the unit as a whole. An upgrade in depth makes a lot of sense given who now is available on the market.

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The Steelers initial roster is set but expect some changes between now and tomorrow as the real final unit takes shape. Every team will begin shuffling some more players around, and the Steelers would be wise to try and add to these four positional groups.