Is Running Back Master Teague III A Darkhorse For the Steelers Roster?
When we last saw former running back Master Teague III on the field, he was making big waves in training camp.
Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 3, 2022, Teague III made an immediate impression with his old-school, bruising style of running. At one point, many had pegged Teague III as one of the players to win a spot on the Steelers active roster. However, a serious ankle injury led to him being placed on the team's injured reserve list and eventually being released on August 24, 2022.
Since that time, Teague III has been re-signed, released, and re-signed again by the Steelers. By all accounts, the impression he made before his injury has held strong almost a year later.
During his time with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Teague III earned All-Big Ten honors with his physical, thumping style while playing alongside NFL running backs J.K. Dobbins and Trey Sermon.
Steelers GM Omar Khan and assistant GM Andy Weidl have implemented an offseason theme of size and physicality as a guide to their roster construction. Teague III in many ways fits that mold, which could give him a leg up on earning a spot as the team's No. 3 running back.
With other promising prospects on the roster, including 2020 fourth-round pick Anthony McFarland Jr., Teague III will be facing some stiff competition. Yet, from what he showed last year, he could quickly reassert himself as the favorite of the bunch.