With the cut down to 75 players eliminated this year, players are afforded more time to make an NFL roster. The third preseason game is crucial for more than half of the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, every player needs to impress, but just who should fans be keeping a look out for? Join us as BTSC highlights five players on offense that we'll be watching with a keen eye this week against Indy.
No. 35 RB/KR/PR Trey Williams
Williams, who runs 4.49 in the 40, really opened a lot of eyes with the electrifying punt return against Atlanta. That may lead to more opportunities against Indy to seize the return job. Williams has not had a carry so far. That's a disadvantage, but the 5'7" returner could force the team to make room for him with another huge return day.
No. 8 QB Bart Houston
I don't envision Houston making the Steelers; however, the Wisconsin product must have missed the memo that he wasn't supposed to give his all in game action. Bart greatly rebounded from a poor first game against the Giants. Although Dobbs faced tougher competition at times, Houston actually performed better and his scoring pass to Justin Hunter was the game winner. I'm interested to see if he can build upon Sunday vs Atlanta. But he'll see less time with both Ben Roethlisberger and Jones returning.
No. 71 OL Matt Feiler
Feiler is out of practice squad eligibility. He needs to make a 53-man roster to stay in the league. With Jerald Hawkins and Brian Mahalik also battling for spots, Feiler has to come up big and have the cleanest game possible.
No. 3 QB Landry Jones
No. 3 seems to be the clear QB2 in Pittsburgh, even after missing a majority of the preseason due to an abdominal injury However, Steeler Nation would breathe a sigh of relief to see competency from the man who would replace the franchise QB in case the glass needs to be broken.
No. 34 RB/KR Knile Davis
The free agent acquisition from Kansas City is not a sure bet to make the Steelers. He looked okay against the Giants, but really hasn't stood out despite averaging 4.3 YPC. His performance returning kicks has been average at best. Davis has averaged a mere 16 YPR. With Trey Williams vying for the return job, and Fitzgerald Toussaint trying to keep his job as well, it might be a good time for Davis to breakout on Saturday night.