Steelers 53-man roster prediction with the 2023 NFL Draft behind us
The Steelers practice squad infuses youth and some known names
Practice squad (16): Tanner Morgan (QB), Monte Pottebaum (FB), William Dunkle (OG), Trevor Downing (OC), Hakeem Butler (WR), Anthony Miller (WR), Montravius Adams (NT), Isaiahh Loudermilk (DT), Tae Crowder (LB), David Perales (EDGE), Elijah Riley (S), James Pierre (CB), Master Teague (RB), B.T. Potter (K), Jordan Byrd (RB/RS), Emeke Egbule (EDGE)
Welcome to the fun zone of the practice squad that will 100% be spot on when you check back in a few months. Overall, this is a quality group that provides depth to the actual roster and provides some players that could develop into something. There are a couple of guys on here that could be called up to play special teams at a moment’s notice, which is a nice benefit to have.
On the offensive side of the ball, there are a some interesting names that do stick to this portion of the team. Most notable names include Hakeem Butler, Trevor Downing, and Tanner Morgan. All three are recent signings that should make a push for the roster in different capacities in camp if they can stay healthy. Each one of them could develop into a better player, and Butler could add a new target to this offense if someone would go down with an injury.
Defensively, there are a couple of interesting names that make the practice squad for the Steelers in this instance. Isaiahh Loudermilk, David Perales, and James Pierre all re-sign onto the black and gold as practice members. Both Loudermilk and Pierre provide a good chunk of snaps on defense. Perales is a developmental edge rusher that could become a solid third or fourth option for this team in a year or two.