4 players on the Steelers roster bubble that can’t be cut

James Pierre #42 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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While all four of these players are squarely on the Steelers roster bubble, the team would be wise to keep them on the roster this season.

The roster bubble is a constant talking point in the offseason and during training camp. Like it or not, there are a lot of players fighting for just a few spots on any given roster. While there are quite a few players on the Steelers proverbial bubble, some seem like more important players than others. Here are the four Steelers bubble players that the team can’t cut.

Steelers bubble player #4

A player that caught on in training camp last season due to his versatility, John Leglue started last season off on the practice squad. Injuries called him up to the 53-man roster and even more injuries led to him starting last year. While not great, he more than held his own considering his path to getting on the field.

While counting on Leglue to start for an extended period of time seems unwise, he is a perfect backup for this team. He can essentially play all five positions along the line. While he is best suited at guard, he has the size to kick outside to tackle and he took reps at center during camp last season.

It isn’t an easy path to the roster right now. There are essentially seven spots already locked up on the roster, meaning, at most, the team could keep two additional linemen. A name like Trent Scott may be his biggest competition, as he has similar versatility along the line. That said, Leglue was solid when called upon last season. The team should make room for him once again in 2022.