SportsPulse: Football is back! Yes, we know it’s just the preseason, but we still got to see the rookie QB’s debut and no one impressed quite like Daniel Jones.
Rookies aren’t the only one with something to prove in NFL training camps and the preseason.
While players in their first or second year often are trying to carve out their place with their respective teams in August, the time can also be critical for former top picks whose careers haven’t lived up to their draft billing. And as roster cutdown day looms on Aug. 31, several notable names will be seeking to build their case for another opportunity to get their career on track.
Here are 10 players looking to avoid the dreaded bust label:
Steelers CB Artie Burns: Benched midway through the 2018 campaign, Burns has been perhaps the biggest disappointment in an oft-beleaguered Steelers secondary. The No. 25 pick in the 2016 NFL draft said last September he had lost his confidence after “just getting roasted on every play,” and he went the entire year without recording an interception. Pittsburgh didn’t wait for him to rediscover that self-assurance this offseason, instead signing Steven Nelson of the…