When the Pittsburgh Steelers released Robert Golden, to the surprise of many, they lost a player who was not just depth at the safety position, but a special teams ace. A former special teams captain was responsible for many calls on the football field, and was reliable when it came to crunch time.
The Steelers realize they need to replace his services, and have brought in two players who could possibly fill the role. Matthew Slater, who re-signed with the Patriots, and Michael Thomas, who signed with the Giants shortly after visiting the Steelers.
The search continues, and according to Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports, the team will bring in former New York Giants special teams player Nat Behre.
But sources tell DKPS the Steelers will host former New York Giants safety Nat Berhe sometime this week for a free agent visit, making him the fifth player to come to Pittsburgh during the free agency period, which is now just over two weeks old.
After the signings of Jon Bostic and Morgan Burnett, bringing in a special teams player doesn’t seems like such a big deal, but it is clear the team isn’t comfortable going into the 2018 regular season with their current crop of special teams players, mainly looking for some experience at the position.
In his time in the NFL, Behre, who is also a safety, has tallied 22 total tackles, 14 of them coming on special teams.
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