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Standout Steelers Safety Makes Strong Push for Roster Spot



Steelers SS Kenny Robinson

The Steelers have decisions to make soon. And a lot of them will not be easy. Their safety room, in particular, is where guys have continued to push one another. Still, with multiple injuries early in training camp, one name stood out above the rest — Kenny Robinson. The former West Virginia Mountaineer nabbed multiple interceptions in training camp. His preseason was quieter but by no means a net negative for Robinson, and that was before his game against the Falcons.

Robinson made a solid case for himself in one final push at the Steelers roster. The training camp standout pulled down a loose fumble, but he seemed all over the field. Robinson made several tackles on special teams and played on punt and kickoff units. He might not make the final team, but the final push by Robinson reminded the Steelers of where he was at the start of training camp and the push he made when others suffered injuries. At the very least, Robinson has secured himself a spot on the practice squad, but the tape should be plenty intriguing to 31 other teams if the Steelers do not think he did enough to make the final roster.

If the Steelers must cut Robinson, it will be a tough cut. It is among the toughest cuts to make outside of prominent battles like the defensive line. Robinson showcased that he belongs in the NFL as a safety. He can play either spot at strong or free safety as well. The team experimented with him in man coverage, but that proved to be a weak spot. Robinson is at his best when he can use his eyes and read the quarterback to fly from sideline to sideline. Robinson will wait to see if he did enough to make the roster proper.  As of now, he might just be slightly on the outside looking in, but his special teams showcase on Thursday could have played him onto the team.

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