Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Players to Watch Against the Philadelphia Eagles
The Pittsburgh Steelers did not look good against the Washington Redskins in pretty much every aspect of the game.
It was only the first week of preseason, however, and I expect the Steelers to look better against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.
There are many guys fighting for only a few spots on the roster and here are five players to watch when the Steelers take on the Eagles.
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Tony Hills has been pretty much a bust to this point in his career and many were surprised to see him make the roster last year.
I didn’t even think the Steelers were going to bring him into camp this year. However, Hills has actually looked good to this point.
He is slated to start at right guard for the Steelers against the Eagles and he could solidify a spot on the roster if he plays well.
Curtis Brown has been a bright spot as far as rookies for the Steelers in camp so far and should be seeing a lot of time in the preseason game against the Eagles.
The Steelers will be missing four corners in total for the game, including both starting corners (Ike Taylor and Bryant McFadden).
Brown is fighting for that third corner spot on the Steelers and could set himself apart from the other guys with a good performance against the Eagles.
When the Steelers signed Weslye Saunders as an undrafted free agent, many of us thought he could become a steal.
Saunders hasn’t had a bad camp, but he hasn’t been great either and needs to show improvement every time he’s given the chance.
Even though the Steelers may keep John Gilmore as the third TE, I think there is a good chance the team keeps Saunders although he needs to keep improving.
Chris Scott has been in the battle for the starting right guard spot and was the starter in Week 1 against the Redskins.
He did not have a good game against the Redskins and as stated earlier. Tony Hills will be making the start versus the Eagles.
I will be looking to see if Scott can bounce back from that performance last week because I thought he had a good chance to start for the Steelers this year.
Mortty Ivy is probably not a guy that has been on many people's radar, but he's been having a very good camp so far.
Most fans, myself included, thought undrafted free agent Mario Harvey would be a guy to sneak onto the roster, but he has been injured for most of camp.
I’m not saying Ivy will be a starter for the Steelers, although he could make the roster as a reserve and contribute on special teams.