By: Jessica Costello
The Pittsburgh Steelers are headed into Week 12 going head to head against the Cincinnati Bengals. And just like most of the season, injuries will play a big part in the outcome in this game and the rest of the season. The Steelers are in desperate need of wide receivers as their depth chart seems to be withering down every week.
Currently, Pittsburgh’s depth chart has JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson under the NFL’s concussion protocol. This leaves James Washington, Johnny Holton, Tevin Jones, and Deon Cain (who just signed to the squad from the Colt’s practice squad).
The biggest blow would be the two under concussion protocol, leaving what’s left not to be the most convincing group of pass-catchers. And this matchup with the Bengals is a must-win divisional game as the team is fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive.
With Holton being the only veteran among the group that has recorded only one catch this season, and Jones only playing in one regular-season game against the Browns last week, there is definitely room to add some depth. There is one player on the market who has made it quite clear this past week that he wants to suit up in black and gold.
Pittsburgh native, Terrelle Pryor, took to social media with very public statements saying he only wants to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I’ve wanted the Steelers to sign Terrelle Pryor his whole career and it looks like it could happen soon.
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— 360°FantasyFootball (@360FFB) November 18, 2019
This is just one of the things that have been circling on the internet that Pryor has said. But the question is, do the Steelers want or need him? After the moves made to the roster on Saturday, it could be a long shot having him apart of the squad. But it also seems the Steelers are in a dire situation.
There are pros and cons to his presence on the team. If Pryor continues to stay healthy he would be brought on with a veteran minimum deal. The Steelers could decide to keep throwing deep to Holton, but watching his performance has proven that he’s not the most reliable.
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) November 17, 2019
What do you think Steeler Nation, hypothetically, could this be a good/beneficial move for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!