3 Steelers veterans likely on the roster bubble in 2020

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to report to camp on time for the 2020 season. When the roster begins to take shape, there are always veterans who find themselves on the wrong side of the roster bubble.

The 2020 NFL season is still on schedule despite the current pandemic plaguing the United States. With football set to go as scheduled, it’s time to start looking at Steelers camp and roster related questions.

NFL rosters always seem to see veterans find themselves on the bubble in favor of camp standouts or young players who take a bigger leap than anticipated. Camp quickly becomes a time to battle for your job as a veteran in some cases.

In the Steelers case, most of the roster is fairly set but some players could stand out and take a veteran’s spot. Rookies or other young players who may have gotten hurt in 2019 or need to take a leap in development have their time to shine for the front office in the early summer.

The roster bubble is never a fun place to be if you’re a veteran. Fighting for your job over a younger player puts you at a disadvantage from the jump in most cases as teams are always looking to get younger.

Four players, in particular, seem like they will be on the roster bubble once camp opens. When cuts begin to come out, it would not be surprising to see any of these players listed as a free agent after camp breaks.