5 Steelers who secured their roster spot following Week 3 of the preseason

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Tanner Muse bounced back and performed well this preseason

Not everything is going to go to plan in the world of football and that can be seen from a player's performance. Tanner Muse was signed this past offseason during free agency with the idea that he could come in and provide some help on special teams and provide depth. He has done that thus far and solidified his roster spot this past Thursday.

After the addition of Kwon Alexander about a month ago, that inside linebacker group changed. There was a higher level of competition as a higher level was being reached with the top six guys fighting for five spots. Cole Holcomb, Elandon Roberts, Kwon Alexander, and Mark Robinson were all locks to make this roster unless one of them fell apart.

That left Muse and Nick Kwiatkoski battling for the probable final spot available to make this roster. Muse immediately gained the upper hand with his different play style that could provide a better coverage linebacker than Kwiatkoski would ever be able to provide. Both had special teams' ability on their football resumes, but Muse had better quality snaps there.

After a poor performance in the first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Muse was able to bounce back in a big way. He consistently graded out as being one of the better linebackers these past couple of weeks. Add that onto Kwiatkoski struggling with a shoulder injury, and Muse was able to pull ahead to stamp his ticket onto the roster.