While these three Steelers were starters last season, there is a real chance that they could get leapfrogged on the depth chart this year.
The Steelers roster is in a state of transition, and while there are quite a few names to be excited about, there are some holdovers from last season who may not get a chance to start. Just because you were a primary starter last season does little to guarantee your status for this season.
Here are three Steelers starters from a year ago that may get leapfrogged on the depth chart.
Starting with the most obvious name, the Steelers are seemingly doing everything that they can to ensure that Kendrick Green isn’t a starter this season. They added two interior linemen during free agency, and both are expected to start. While there is technically an open competition at the other guard spot, it seems more than likely that Kevin Dotson keeps his starting job. That leaves Green as a player without a home.
You can’t blame the team for doing this. Green was a disaster last year as a rookie. His size and lack of technique led to him getting bullied along the interior of the line. He became such a liability that he was benched after an “injury” forced him to miss the last few games of the year. Green needs to shift his focus to versatility now. If not, he will be without a home in the NFL sooner rather than later.