Steelers roster: Predicting the next 5 cuts Pittsburgh will be forced to make
By Tommy Jaggi
LB/LS Christian Kuntz
On a 90-man roster, teams can afford to carry an extra long snapper. When the roster is soon to be cut down to 80 players, perhaps not so much. Kameron Canaday has been the Steelers long snapper for the last four years, and there hasn’t been any reason to suggest that Christian Kuntz will beat him out this year.
This is a position that teams love to have some continuity with. If Kuntz is able to stick around past the 24th, don’t take that as a sign that he’s making the final roster.
OT Aviante Collins
Of the names on this list, Aviante Collins has arguably received the most recognition this summer. At times, he has been able to hold his own against some quality defenders. Though he’s already 28 years old, Collins has suited up for just 5 NFL games since joining the league.
Combine this with the fact that he is undersized (6’4”, 292 lbs) and he doesn’t really stand a chance at the final roster. The Steelers have Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner starting this year with rookie Dan Moore Jr. and veteran Joe Haeg set to back them up. There isn’t room for another and Collins doesn’t have developmental traits.
It’s possible that there are five completely different players who get released from the Steelers on the 24th, but these five players seem like easy cut options for the next wave.