3 Steelers playing for a 2022 roster spot in the last 4 games
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers have several players under contract who aren’t guaranteed to make the team next year unless their play improves soon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for talent at some positions just to have enough players who could suit up on Sunday for them. I’m willing to bet that most fans have never heard the name Montravius Adams before this year.
While some of these names will almost sure get demoted once Pittsburgh gets their players back in 2022. Others who have either been around or are higher investments still have a lot to prove before the season is over with. Here are three Steelers who are currently auditioning for a roster spot next year:
Steelers DT Henry Mondeaux
I was glad the Steelers brought back Henry Mondeaux after being cut at the very beginning of the year. While I certainly didn’t expect Mondeaux to be a star, I thought he could give Pittsburgh a boost as an interior pass rusher in obvious passing situations.
Unfortunately, for Mondeaux this isn’t the role he had the luxury of playing this year. With Stephon Tuitt, Tyson Alualu, Carlos Davis, and Isaiah Buggs all missing time (or the entire season), Mondeaux was asked to play more as a run defender against bigger stronger offensive linemen. This obviously is not his forte.
Mondeaux has flashed at times this season, but those flashes are few and far between. He has just four games left to prove why he’s worthy of taking up a roster spot in Pittsburgh last season, and you can bet he’s going to lay everything on the line.