NFL roster bubble players Steelers must consider signing
The Steelers have a fearsome duo at OLB, but the depth is a big unknown entering the season. While the Steelers did draft Alex Highsmith, he will likely need a season to develop before being trusted fully as the top backup. Currently on the Cowboys roster is Dorance Armstrong, a former draft pick who may end up being a cut due to the numbers game at DE in Dallas. Armstrong has flashed in limited attempts, racking up 2.5 sacks in two years as a rotational piece.
As well, he has proven himself on special teams, logging 198 snaps on special teams last season in Dallas. That means that while he can serve as a rotational defender, he can also earn a gameday helmet as a special team’s player. While he wouldn’t knock Highsmith or even Olasunkanmi Adeniyi off the roster. Instead, Tuzar Skipper would likely revert back to the practice squad and Armstrong could serve in his spot this year.
Armstrong looks the part of a top backup and potentially even a spot starter. If the Cowboys opt to cut him in favor of the other DE’s they have, Armstrong would be a strong addition to an already good defense. Long term, he could be a rotational pass rusher and special teams’ standout. Keep an eye on Armstrong, as he could be a strong late offseason addition for the Steelers.
While the Steelers are working on finalizing their own roster, they need to be keeping an eye on other teams’ roster bubbles. Cut day is coming sooner than later, and while the Steelers have a complete roster, they can always add more talent. While none of these names would be counted on for a huge contribution in 2020, they all could find roles with the Steelers in the future.