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Can Miles Killebrew bring special teams splash again in 2022?

It’s Day 20 of Going For Two, featuring Miles Killebrew and Christian Kuntz

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Welcome to Going For Two! Over the 45 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 training camp, we will be highlighting two players every day in order to cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s two players:

Miles Killebrew

NFL: NOV 21 Steelers at Chargers Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Position: Safety
Age: 29
Year: 7
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 222
Drafted: Round 4, Pick 111, 2016 (Detroit Lions)
College: Southern Utah State
Roster Outlook: Highly Likely

After joining the Steelers in 2021, Miles Killebrew was a valuable assets on the Steelers special teams units. Despite only playing 44 snaps on defense, Killebrew had 335 special team snaps. With only eight teams blocking a punt in the NFL last season, the Steelers were one of three who had multiple punt blocks. In both cases, it was Miles Killebrew who got his hands on the ball, and the first instance lead to a Ulysees Gilbert touchdown in Week 1. Bringing this value to special teams, along with being an adequate reserve in the secondary, it would be a surprise if Miles Killebrew was not on the Steelers 53-man roster in 2022.

Christian Kuntz

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Long Snapper
Age: 28
Year: 2
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 227
Drafted: UDFA, 2017 (New England Patriots)
College: Duquesne
Roster Outlook: Lock

While last year it looked like Kuntz was a long shot to make the roster, I believe he had a chance as he was both adequate at snapping and gave another option on the coverage team as his first stint in Steelers training camp in 2019 was primarily as a linebacker. But by winning the job last year, it is unlikely that Kuntz will surrender the role after one season.

Be sure to check back everyday for another two players for the Steelers, and as we go along click back on previous articles listed below so you don’t miss a thing.