Steelers have surprisingly kept these players around to try to make the final roster

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All these players seemingly do not fit the direction that the Steelers are going in 2023. All of them have seen their shelf life with this roster extended for one reason or another. They will likely be cut by the time final roster transactions need to be made official across the league late this summer. Most of the names on this list have been seen as cap casualties earlier this offseason, and others have been draft busts.

Pittsburgh is normally a patient franchise and they saw no reason to let these players loose to the free agency world yet. Unless things change between now and the start of the pre-season process, these players will have a shot at making the club. Even though it did not make a lot of sense to keep these players around now, they could always turn things around and shock everyone by the time final roster cuts come rolling in.

Punting is going to be a tough competition for the incumbent

Everything is set at the competition at punter with Pressley Harvin III set to fight Braden Mann for the starting gig. It should not shock anyone that the team felt the need to add some veteran competition at punter with the type of career Harvin is having. He could always take a step forward this year with an open competition and retain his spot, but that does not seem likely.

Keeping Harvin around for this competition is not the worst idea, but you mostly know what you have from him. Looking outside and having two punters come into the building to fight for that job might be the best option. Something that could end up happening if both Harvin and Mann struggle would be bringing in another option from another club when final cut down day rolls around.