It is no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers need help at the tight end position. Their current depth chart looks like this:
Doesn’t really exude confidence, does it?
With the team trimming their roster to the league-mandated 53 players Saturday, the overwhelming thought of the fan base is the team is going to add at the tight end position for a multitude of reasons.
McDonald is a player who isn’t known for his longevity, Grimble is anything but consistent both as a blocker and pass catcher and Gentry is a rookie who is going to take time to develop into a player for the black-and-gold.
With plenty of tight ends now looking for a home after being released, have the Steelers tried to obtain one of their services for the 2019 season? The answer to that is reportedly yes. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Steelers put in a waiver claim for former Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones.
The Steelers put in a claim on former Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones, who wound up in Cleveland with the Browns. https://t.co/aeHgPbF0nY— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2019
The waiver claim was not processed as the Cleveland Browns claimed Seals-Jones and have a higher waiver claim position than the Steelers.
What does this all mean? The Steelers are at least in the market for a tight end, but it won’t be easy as other teams are also looking to add to their roster before the regular season starts in less than a week. Throw in the fact the Steelers don’t have a ton of money available to them right now and you have to wonder if they will be able to find a player who can actually be construed as an upgrade at the position.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the New England Patriots in Week 1 on Sunday Night Football.