It saves a team money when one offensive lineman is talented - and intelligent - enough to learn three roles. Instead of using three players, they can use two, or even one. Beachum will get the nod to handle the team's center duties when Maurkice Pouncey and presumably the first team offense leaves the field against Washington Monday.
While there's little chance of Beachum getting cut from this team, he's fortunate to be the main component of the game of Roulette the Steelers are playing with their offensive linemen. He has a spot, and his spot is everywhere.
That kind of versatility is exactly what the Steelers need, as it appears they will put one of their more shallow offensive line units on the roster in a while. Outside of the five starters, depth is still a concern, but Beachum is closer to the starting five than he is last on the list. The fact he has an opportunity to take live snaps at center shows the amount of belief the team has in him.
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