Who is Brad Wing, the Steelers’ new recruit absent from the NFL since 2017?

Embarking on the season with a terrible loss to Brock Purdys’ San Fransisco 49ers despite a strong roster, signaled a terrible start for the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, by bouncing back with back-to-back wins in their following games, the team proved that a bad start could not dash their Super Bowl dream.

However, the injury of their vet punter Pressley Harvin III brought a headache to their offense. Hence, in order to keep the winning streak going, the squad appeared in the limelight by reconnecting with punter Brad Wing.

Pittsburgh Steelers reunite with former punter Brad Wing

Brad Wing is a familiar face to the Steelers as he was added by the Steelers as a free agent after being unsuccessful in making the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013. As he could not satisfy the team with a good performance, he lost his job in Pittsburgh and was traded to the New York Giants. His time with the Giants was unremarkable as well, and later he was kicked out of the NFL in 2017 after failing a drug test with the Giants.

However, after so many years, the Steelers thought to give their former player a second chance. Steelers hosted Wing for a tryout back before their Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns and seemingly this time the punter was able to meet their expectations. 

Additionally, the Steelers must fill Harvin’s gap since he is battling a hamstring issue and may be restricted in practice this week. As a result, the team announced on Wednesday that they had recruited Brad to the practice squad.

It’s still unclear whether Harvin will miss Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, but it’s possible that the team’s acquisition of Brad Wing showed that they didn’t want to put themselves in a difficult spot, so they went ahead and signed Wing.

Steelers secure second consecutive victory by defeating Raiders

The Steelers’s winning streak in the season started with a 4-point win against the Cleveland Browns by putting 26 points on the board. The team’s offense was just not enough to secure a victory rather it drew criticism with a bunch of shortfalls, but Pittsburgh’s defense saved the day.

Meanwhile, in their next game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Steelers began the night in a similar fashion to the previous two weeks. But soon they bounced back by putting out their finest attacking display and improved to 2-1.

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In the end, the Steelers’ offense, led by Kenny Pickett, played winning football, rushing for over 100 yards collectively, and holding on to win the game 23-18. Even though their offense showed a noticeable improvement, the lineup still needs work because the running game is still a struggle.

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