5 former Steelers players who might be done in the NFL

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1. DL Chris Wormley

This one would come as a bit of a surprise, but I can see a scenario where Chris Wormley has already played his final snaps in the NFL. Wormley had a reduced role on the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022 from what he saw the season prior, but he was still a very solid player.

Production-wise, Wormley dropped from 7.0 sacks and 10 quarterback hits in 2021 down to just 0.5 sacks and 1 QB hit last season, via ESPN stats. While his production may have declined drastically, Wormley still graded out as the 18th-best interior defender in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus.

Still, the respectable grade didn't quite line up with what we saw on film. Despite the fact he's a former third-round pick who is still just 29 years old, Wormley could be out of a job in the NFL. The veteran defensive lineman suffered a torn ACL late in the 2022 season, which means that he may not be ready to go for the start of 2023.

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By the time he's back in football shape and looking for one more contract, the free-agent defender will be in his 30s and coming off a major knee injury. I think there is still some quality football left for Wormley if he makes a full recovery, but it's hard to say if a team will be willing to sign him to their 53-man roster at this stage in his career, considering the injury and recovery process.