5 Steelers who could be cut before the 2023 season

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5. Pressley Harvin III

2022 was a mixed bag in the stats department for Pressley Harvin III.

His yards per punt increased during his second season in the Steel City from 42.6 to 44.5. However, his touchback rate increased from 4.3 to 7.2% and his punts landing inside the 20 percentage dropped from 35.7 to 29%. Harvin has had ups and downs throughout his first two years and now faces a big challenge in training camp: a position battle.

The Steelers brought in Braden Mann in the offseason to compete with Harvin for the punter position. Mann played three seasons for the New York Jets and had decent numbers during those years. In the 2022 season, Mann averaged 46.9 yards per punt and landed 32.5% of them inside the 20 yard line. Mann should be able to provide a good battle for the punter position during training camp.

Another key part of the punter battle will be each man's rapport with Chris Boswell. As the holder on field goals and extra points, whoever wins the punter job will also have to gain the trust of Boswell. Harvin has an advantage in that category, having held for Boswell the last two seasons. That experience as a holder could save his job in Pittsburgh.

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If Mann impresses in Latrobe and during the preseason and is able to gain the trust of Boswell, Harvin could be looking for a new place to punt in 2023.