Player: Cameron Stingily
School: Northern Illinois
Overview: On paper the Steelers have formidable options in the backfield with Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Fitzgerald Toussaint, and even Roosevelt Nix in the mix. One player trying to join that club is Cameron Stingily. Stingily was actually a member of the 2015 Steelers in training camp, but was injured in the Hall of Fame Game last year (sound familiar?) and waived. He impressed the coaches in minicamp this year, and was offered a spot in the Steelers training camp.
In 2015, Stingily was trying to make the roster as a fullback and thus showed up weighing in at around 255 pounds. He wasn't sure if he wasn't going to be used as a fullback or running back so he packed on the pounds needed to play fullback, which negatively impacted his pro day numbers. This offseason he told Steelers.com he dropped about 30 pounds and is hoping he can still run hard and effective as a big back, while also being faster.
Stingily had a productive college career and played in an option based attack, so he has some experience both blocking and running. The bad news for Stingily is that thus far he has been outplayed by Toussaint and Daryl Richardson in the preseason, so a spot on the 53-man roster seems unlikely. The good news is the Steelers have now signed him twice, so there must be some positives the Steelers see in his game, perhaps if he can stay healthy he'll earn a spot on the practice squad.
Experience as a blocker and runner
Lost weight to improve agility-show commitment
Comfortable with Steelers organization -second time through camp
Poor measurables-possibly due to excess weight after senior year
Not a receiving threat
No agility or elusiveness
Steelers already have a fullback/running back - no real spot to fill
Chances of making the team: 10%