NFL coaching camps are often a time the place the underside finish of the rosters in flux as accidents or unmet expectations start to mount. With the weird coaching camp of 2020, the Steelers have reportedly held a tryouts for tight finish Kyle Markway.
Steelers tryout reported: TE Kyle Markway.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) August 19, 2020
Markway was undrafted in 2020 out of South Carolina and was signed by the New York Giants. Final week, the Giants launched Markway as they wanted to make room for extra cornerbacks for coaching camp.
At 6‘4“ and 250 kilos, Markway was recognized primarily as a blocker in his three years with the Gamecocks. However in his ultimate 12 months at South Carolina, he had 31 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns.
Precisely why the Steelers selected to herald Markway for a tryout is unsure right now. Tight finish Dax Raymond did depart Tuesday’s apply early with a reported ankle harm. However in his press convention following Wednesday’s apply, head coach Mike Tomlin stated each Raymond’s and rookie guard Kevin Dotson‘s accidents sustained on Tuesday look like of the “brief time period” selection.
Maybe Markway was merely introduced in for a piece out as insurance coverage in case Raymond was not going to be out there. With the Steelers having an off day on Thursday, there shall be extra time for the Steelers to judge the scenario. However if you’re a South Carolina fan hoping to see Markway catch on with the black and gold, it is probably not time to carry your breath simply but.
Under is a video compilation of Markway’s highlights at South Carolina.