Fans of the NFL are so used to the regular season 53-man roster. Throughout the season, players go on, and off, the roster for various reasons. But when the season ends the team’s 53-man roster turns into the 90-man offseason roster.
When the season ends is when NFL teams can go out and bring in players and give them a shot within the organization by signing them to future/reserve contracts. The Pittsburgh Steelers, now officially in the offseason, have already started adding players to their roster, and added two more on Friday.
We have signed LB Tegray Scales and WR Diontae Spencer to Reserve/Future contracts. pic.twitter.com/2fxzXJI1bf— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2019
Tegray Scales is a linebacker who played his college football at Indiana, while Diontae Spencer was a receiver for the McNeese State Cowboys, where his highest one-game total had been 365 yards, with five touchdowns.
Whenever the team adds players to their 90-man roster, fans often just shrug their shoulders and assume these are nothing more than training camp bodies. While they certainly are right, more than they are wrong, players like Mike Hilton, who was signed to a reserve/future contract, can turn into playmakers for the Steelers.
Can these two break through and make an impression? They will have the opportunity to do so, and at positions which certainly are anything but locked up heading into 2019.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as the offseason drags on.