Steelers undrafted free agents with a legitimate shot at making the final roster

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Competition in the return game is currently loaded for the Steelers

Returning punts and kicks has become a dying breed around the NFL for the past decade. Kick returners are not seen as valuable as they once were and punt returners normally signal for a routine fair catch. Special teams are still an important part of the game, but it has become less so as the years continue to pass the game by.

Trying to decide the final roster spots on a team normally comes down to who can provide snaps in the special team's department. That is where someone like recently signed undrafted free agent Jordan Byrd could lend his help. He is labeled as a dangerous return man coming out of college with some experience at running back as well. Despite some limited work at the positional group, most should assume that he will have the best chance of making the roster as a returner.

Another uphill battle for this player to make the club, but that is the world that these undrafted free agents must live in until they prove their worth. It is a busy room full of competition to earn the returner slot on this roster. Some other names that Byrd will need to beat this pre-season include Anthony Miller, Calvin Austin III, and Gunner Olszewski.