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Will Devin Bush come back better than ever?

Day 5 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring Devin Bush, Rico Bussey, and Kameron Canaday

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Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:

Devin Bush

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Position: Linebacker
Age: 22
Year: 3
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 234
Drafted: UDFA 2020
College: Michigan
Roster Outlook: Lock

Prior to tearing his ACL in the 2020 season Devin Bush was breaking out as a star linebacker in this league. He was a menace from sideline to sideline and was primed to pick up his first Pro Bowl or even All-Pro nod. Had he avoided injury the Steelers likely would've gone much further in the 2020 playoffs but this is football after all and injuries do happen. Bush will reprise his role as the man in the middle of the defense. Offseason videos have shown Bush already running around without a brace and participating in offseason activities. Bush himself has stated he feels 80-90% and feels like he will be ready to go by training camp.

I think it’s also worth noting that Bush is letting his personality show on social media. When he first got to the league I think he could be best described to be a bit on the shy side. With Bush getting more comfortable off the field I think he will flourish further on it.

Rico Bussey

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Position: Wide Receiver
Age: 23
Year: Rookie
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 190
Drafted: UDFA 2021
College: Hawaii
Roster Outlook: Practice squad at best

When it comes too wide receivers the Steelers are stocked up full on the main roster. They will likely only carry five guys (maybe six) on game day, which makes life pretty tough for any receiver on the outside trying to make the team. One way they can make it however is though the practice squad. The Steelers will almost certainly want to carry someone on their practice roster and they will have six guys battling it out for one or two spots on that unit. Rico Bussey was renowned for his speed at the university of Hawaii and could possibly translate that to a spot on the practice roster. He will need to show coaches he can be a deep threat in the preseason, making his relationship with the back up quarterbacks critical. A long touchdown or two in the preseason will go a long way in making the team.

Kameron Canaday

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Position: Long Snapper
Age: 28
Year: 5
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 245
Drafted: UDFA 2020
College: Portland State
Roster Outlook: Lock

Canaday is another player that is basically going unchallenged for his spot on the team. Hybrid linebacker/long snapper, Christian Kuntz has failed to take his job in the past and I have a hard time believing anything will change this time around. Canaday has a good relationship with the other special teamers, but will have to develop chemistry with Pressley Harvin III who likely takes over punting and holding duties from Jordan Berry.

Be sure to check back everyday for anther ‘trifecta’ of Steelers, and as we go along click back on previous articles listed below so you don’t miss a thing.