Dangerfield is an established veteran with mainly special teams experience. He is one of the continuous depth players in Pittsburgh for the past four seasons.
He spent much of the early part of his career on the practice squad but has played in 46 games for the team since 2016. He has 852 special teams snaps to just 205 snaps on defense.
He did start 3 games over that span but he was never really considered as a candidate to be a mainstay or starter on defense. His value is depth in a pinch and special teams play.
Depth at the safety position is weak for Pittsburgh behind Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds. Dangerfield fills some of that hole but there is a lot of room for improvement of that depth.
The Steelers drafted Antoine Brooks in the sixth round of the draft and they have a few other safeties on the roster including recent draftee Marcus Allen. If two of these guys could step up and prove their worth on special teams and that they could provide depth, Dangerfield could be in danger of being cut by the end of camp.
Dangerfield has veteran experience and knows the defense better than any of the other young guys the team has on the roster. Camp will bring out a battle between these young guys and Dangerfield for one of the depth spots at safety.