4 Steelers who should be cut before taking a snap in 2022

Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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Karl Joseph #8 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Steelers Joseph

When the Steelers initially signed Karl Joseph back to the roster, it seemed like he was going to be the team’s insurance policy at strong safety heading into the draft. Then, Terrell Edmunds was re-signed and now he finds himself in an eerily similar position as he was last year. While safety has some long-term questions, it seems unlikely he sticks around through this season.

The team added Joseph last year after roster cutdowns. He sat on their practice squad for most of the season though, as the team opted not to play him. Even a player like Miles Killibrew got to see the field before Joseph. With his special team’s ability not being anything notable, it seems unlikely that the team tries to keep him around, as he is limited to only being a defensive backup with no real special teams value.

Add in names like Tre Norwood and Damontae Kazee also available to play safety and odds seem slim for Joseph. His only chance of seeing the field is if an injury occurs to Edmunds before the season starts. That said, the team may be better off finding a better starting option at that point if that is needed. There isn’t a huge point in keeping Joseph around at this point.