Steelers sign Safety Curtis Riley

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Steelers sign Safety Curtis Riley

Post by stillthere » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:43 am

Per Rapoport:

Free agent safety Curtis Riley, who started three games for the #Raiders last year, is signing with the #Steelers, source said. He took a physical there today. In 2018, he was an every down starter for the #Giants

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Post by Kodiak » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 am

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Ben comes back, Tomlin doesn't = CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

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Post by Thrillsseeker » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:39 pm

Kodiak wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 am
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Hahahahahaha. Excellent.

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Post by Stosh-67 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:35 pm

Kodiak wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 am
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funny stuff Kodiak.
Took me a few seconds.

Does anyone think he has a shot at making the roster?
being the 4th safety? or last DB on the roster?

M Allen
Antoine Brooks Jr

Does he play special teams?

2018 with Giants - 4 INTs, including one pick six, 5 PD and 75 tackles
3 starts with Raiders last year. = 19 starts last 2 years.
So he has been on the field, which shows hope as potentially a 4th or 5th safety at minimum.

Tomlin love Dangerfield and he plays STs.
Make or break year for Marcus Allen.

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Post by Scunge » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:00 pm

I like this signing.

Jordan Dangerfield, Marcus Allen and Antoine Brooks are all strong safety types. They also have combined for just 3 NFL starts and 38 tackles with 0 INTs.

Curtis Riley has 19 NFL starts and 121 tackles with 5 INTs, 1 for a TD. He is more of a free safety, 6'0" 190 pounds. This signing fills a pretty big hole on the roster in terms of backups at that safety position.

You had Minkah and Edmunds as the starters and then 3 in the box safeties behind them. If Minhah gets hurt you really didn't have a free safety to plug in there, they might have had to plug in Cam Sutton.

I think the backup safeties should have one who is a SS and one who is a FS. Kam Kelly was that FS backup last year and Riley should be the new FS backup this year.

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Post by Steelafan77 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:06 pm

Definitely puts Dangerfield, Allen on the roster bubble IMHO. I agree with Scunge Brooks is that SS type. Needing depth behind Fitzpatrick is a no brainer.

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Post by smithessmokin » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:03 am

Good, need someone to push bums like Marcus Allen off the roster. What a wasted draft pick.

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