4 Steelers veterans in danger of losing their jobs following NFL Draft
With new players added to the roster after the NFL Draft, these four Pittsburgh Steelers could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs this year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to have addressed every position of need throughout the offseason, and this past weekend during the NFL draft. With new faces comes competition for roster spots, and there will be multiple veterans who find themselves on the chopping block.
Taking a look ahead at the roster following the draft, here are four Steelers veterans who could find themselves on the chopping block.
4. Steelers DT Carlos Davis
The Steelers already had a plethora of interior defensive linemen, a lot of which were put on display in the absence of Tyson Alualu and Stephon Tuitt. Pittsburgh added to their defensive line by drafting Texas A&M defensive tackle DeMarvin Leal. The Aggies’ star defender was at one point looked at as a potential top-five pick in the draft. While he didn’t go that high, Leal had a very stellar season in 2021, totaling 12.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.
The Steelers now have a deep collection of defensive linemen, all of which won’t make the cut come September. The team already brought back Montavious Adams, who showed a ton of potential and improvement late in the season. The Steelers also have the likes of Henry Mondeaux, Chris Wormley, and Isaiahh Loudermilk who were part of the rotation in 2021.
With Alualu returning from an injured ankle, and Stephon Tuitt also returning after missing all of last season following the death of his brother, Carlos Davis looks like he will be the odd man out after two less than noteworthy seasons in Pittsburgh. While he is the obvious choice, multiple defensive linemen will all but certainly be released.