Joe Haden, Steven Nelson, Mike Hilton, Cameron Sutton, Justin Layne, Trajan Bandy
The early training camp hype has been dominated by UDFA Trajan Bandy, as his feisty play is reminiscent of Mike Hilton. The issue is that the team may opt to keep only five at the position, and that would lead to him being on the practice squad. Considering the shallow depth at S (more on that soon), keeping six CBs is a possibility.
The rest of the group is set, as the starters enjoyed a solid season while Cameron Sutton flashed as a backup. He will likely see more playing time this year in rotation and could see some time deep due to the lacking depth at S. Finally, Justin Layne was quiet his rookie year, but he should be a special team’s player and depth option for the Steelers.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Terrell Edmunds, Jordan Dangerfield, Antoine Brooks
There is a lot of depth questions here, as the Steelers have very little outside of their starters. If either Minkah Fitzpatrick or Terrell Edmunds goes down, the Steelers will be in trouble. Right now, the top backup is Jordan Dangerfield. While he has been on the roster for a while now, he is more geared towards special teams and not a defensive role.
Antoine Brooks gets the last spot on the roster, as he seems like a special team’s player and they just invested the draft pick in him. While his roster spot is far from safe, his main competition is Marcus Allen, a player who couldn’t make the roster last year. Not a deep position on the team whatsoever.