Steelers news: Pittsburgh rounds out 90-man roster, Peterson praises Golden, and more

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For the past several weeks, we speculated that the Pittsburgh Steelers could round out their 90-man summer roster at any given moment. Omar Khan has been busy making changes to the roster since the NFL Draft, and fans have to be thrilled with the work the general manager has put in during his first full offseason running the show.

Now it appears that Pittsburgh may have their training camp roster set prior to the final wave of Steelers OTAs. The latest Steelers news involves a new signing and a former All-Pro praising Markus Golden.

Steelers news:

Since Khan has been the lead man in charge of the front office, we haven't gone more than a few days at a time without making some sort of roster change. On Monday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed offensive tackle, Jarrid Williams. Barring a corresponding move, Williams becomes the 90th man on the team's summer roster, and we could be looking at the unit that the Steelers will carry through September.

To no surprise, Williams has some Andy Weidl roots, and the new assistant GM for the Steelers no doubt played a part in his signing. Williams was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft, but he didn't see any playing time in his first season.

Williams was cut and signed to the Eagles practice squad in September. He briefly signed with the Lions practice squad in December before the Egles signed him to a reserve/future contract in January. He was released on May 16th.

Williams has impressive size at 6'5 1/2'' and 323 pounds with nearly 36'' arms. This seems to be the body type the Steelers are looking for. His chances are making the 53-man roster are slim, but he will at least be given a chance to compete for a depth role this summer as he rounds out the 90-man roster.

More Steelers news:

In other Steelers news, Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson talked about Markus Golden on the All Things Covered Podcast. Peterson praised Golden and explained how he got the nickname, 'Junkyard Dog' Peterson claimed that Golden was a hound around the quarterback and routinely got pressure on the opposing signal-caller.

Patrick Peterson obviously knows Markus Golden very well from their time spent together in Arizona. These two players overlapped four years together during their Cardinals careers, and Peterson insists that Golden is a player who will help out the secondary by forcing the ball to come out fast.

NFL news:

Recently, Nick Shook of ranked the top 10 wide receivers in the league in terms of their CROE -- a metric from Next Gen Stats used to measure the difficulty of completion based on a number of factors. Surprisingly, Richie James of the New York Giants led the list. However, George Pickens was 2nd on the list.

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Shook praised Pickens for his 'spectacular highlight-reel grabs' as a rookie. Pickens had a CROE of +10.6 percent. This topped players like Mike Williams, Dallas Goedert, Cooper Kupp, Tee Higgins, DeVonta Smith, Stephon Diggs, and Terry McLaurin -- all of whom also made the list.