Last Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was a guest on Movin\’ The Chains prior to the night practice taking place and he was asked about the depth at tight end position and whether or not he would be watching the waiver wire when it gets down to the final rounds of cuts. Now mind you, this was last Friday and prior to Matt Spaeth being injured.
“If the two guys on PUP (Miller & Johnson) don\’t make it, then we may have to look for some depth on outside,” said Colbert. “Probably everybody has five or six tight ends on their roster, so two or three per team, there\’s going to be 60. You never try to panic because were not trying to win training camp. We\’re trying to find out what we got. There\’ll be guys available at the cuts that can help us.”
Now that Spaeth will reportedly be sidelined for the next 8-10 weeks or so, Colbert claimed a legitimate replacement in Michael Palmer off waivers Thursday. Jamie McCoy will be given an opportunity to show what he has against the New York Giants on Saturday, but there still could be another tight end on the way when more cuts take place. Especially if both Miller and Johnson wind up on PUP to start the season.