5 Steelers who need a dominant training camp to survive
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers roster is relatively set, and as of now, it looks like these five players will need a solid summer to stick with the team.
The Steelers have just about finalized their offseason roster, and with training camp coming up right around the corner, there are some players in a tricky position. While every player will have a chance to compete, some will be fighting for their careers as the team has the depth to move on from them. Here are five Steelers that will need to dominate training camp to stick around this roster.
The early returns on Carlos Davis appeared to be positive. He beat out long-standing reserve lineman Daniel McCullers and even found his way onto the field. He didn’t see a lot of snaps, but he looked like a solid player when on the field. 2021 was a bit of a letdown, as Davis struggled with injury for most of the season which has now left his roster spot in question for this season.
The issue isn’t so much Davis as a player. If you went into 2022 with Davis as a reserve nose tackle you could do worse. The defensive lineman room is extremely crowded though. With the return of Tyson Alualu and the potential return of Stephon Tuitt, this group is suddenly extremely deep. Add in third-round pick DeMarvin Leal and suddenly Davis could be the seventh man on the depth chart just due to the numbers there.
Davis will need to have a great camp to remind the team of the potential he showed as a rookie. Assuming Tuitt is back, he will have to justify the team keeping seven defensive linemen as of now in order for him to make the team. He has the talent and the versatility to play on special teams, now he just has to justify being worth a roster spot at a deep position.