4 waiver wire players the Steelers need to claim following a flood of NFL cuts

Steelers cut down to 53 players and added Desmond King, but they shouldn't be done yet.

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Kenny Pickett's old Pitt teammates could provide some immediate depth at center

One of the weakest spots on this roster right now is depth at center. Mason Cole is a solid starting option for the Black and Gold, but there is no proven depth piece behind him. Nate Herbig seems to be the answer there for now, but he does not have much experience at that spot. He has mostly been a guard that could play center if needed.

Expect the Steelers to poke around their options at this spot when it comes to waiver claims over the next few hours. one interesting option with position flexibility is Jimmy Morrissey formerly of the Texans. He has experience at both guard and center and is predominantly a center. He would be able to join the black and gold and fit right in.

He has a connection with the city after playing his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh. He even started at center while Kenny Pickett played there. Morrissey is a former seventh-round selection by the Las Vegas Raiders back in 2021 and is only 25 years old. He would be a great pickup to give the club options at their key depth spot in the interior.

Even if someone like Morrissey is picked up it seems like Herbig will be the primary backup option at center and guard. Morrissey would provide insurance at center in case Herbig struggles at that spot if Cole were to get injured. It makes a lot of sense for Pittsburgh to target this potential depth piece as he goes through the waiver system.