Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback B.W. Webb will be fighting for a roster spot this year during training camp and he is preparing for the upcoming bouts by doing a little bit of boxing.
Webb, who spent all of 2014 on the Steelers roster after being claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys right before the start of the regular-season, posted a picture of himself Friday at the Newport News Boxing Club on his Instagram account.
Boxing should help Webb increase his hand-fighting ability during the offseason while additionally providing him a great overall workout. We’ve heard throughout the offseason that wide receiver Martavis Bryant is doing something similar as he’s added MMA to his offseason workout program in effort to improve his hand-fighting ability and overall conditioning.
While Webb only managed to log four defensive snaps last season, he did contribute on special teams throughout the year. He logged two total tackles while being part of the coverage units and as Matthew Marczi recapped earlier in the day, the William and Mary product has been working closely with coach Danny Smith this offseason in an effort to make himself an invaluable asset this summer on special teams.
As it stands right now, the Steelers are sure to keep at least five cornerbacks this year on their final 53 man roster. All five of those spots, however, already seem to be spoken for as rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant should be locks along with William Gay, Cortez Allen and Antwon Blake. Assuming that a sixth cornerback might also be kept, that means Webb will likely have to beat out the inexperienced Kevin Fogg, who ended the 2014 season on the Steelers practice squad.