Steelers sign Zach Banner

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Zach Banner didn’t stick with the Colts after they selected him in the fourth round of the 2017 draft and he’s failed to stick with two other teams since leaving Indianapolis.

He’ll try to make a longer go of it in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced on Sunday that they have signed Banner to their 90-man roster.

Banner wound up playing in eight games with the Browns last season, but was waived in March. The Panthers claimed him, but dropped him from the roster in late May.

Offensive lineman Kyle Meadows was waived with an injury designation to create space for Banner. Third-round pick Chukwuma Okorafor, Jake Rodgers, Joe Cheek and Larson Graham are also on the Steelers roster as backup tackles.

3 responses to “Steelers sign Zach Banner

  1. He can’t stay in shape, slow, awful footwork. Camp body who doesn’t make the 53. Find some other news to report on. How is Colon Kraperneck doing?

  2. Dude is listed as 6-8 and 360, sounds like a perfect Mike Munchak project in a year they just lost their projected swing man at tackle and are now relying on a 3rd round pick right now. Alejandro Villanueva, anyone?

    Pittsburgh more or less has 2 OL coaches, the other being long time assistant coach and heir apparent Sean Sarrett. Steelers have really upgraded both coching and draft investments over the last few years and it’s worked out very well. Check Ben’s sacked totals for proof, and it’ll extend his career.

    Banner’s been an underachiever, maybe a new team culture and better coaching can turn him around. He also has practice squad eligibility in a year when Pittsburgh might only keep 8 OL on the 53. It’s still preseason and they had an opening, so a good and cheap investment.

    Go Steelers!

  3. I don’t have high hopes for Banner, but he did play at USC and was taken in the 4th round by the Colts last year. He is a big man, so maybe Munchak and coach him up regarding technique and he can become a useful depth piece….

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