5 Steelers players barely hanging onto a roster spot

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Isaiahh Loudermilk is trying to hang onto one of the last DL spots

Like Pierre, Isaiahh Loudermilk is another player who has stuck around on the Steelers roster but hasn't made a lot of progress over the past two years. Kevin Colbert traded back into the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft in order to acquire the Wisconsin defensive lineman. Sadly, he has shown very little development in his ability to get after the quarterback.

Not everything has been bad with Loudermilk. Since weighing in at a lean 274 pounds at his Wisconsin Pro Day in 2021, Loudermilk has clearly put on lots of muscle mass. This has helped him improve his consistency in defending the run -- something he has done pretty well through the first two preseason games.

However, with the Steelers adding higher draft choices along the interior defensive line in each of the past two drafts with DeMarvin Leal and Keeanu Benton, Loudermilk becomes a bit of an afterthought.

Depending on how many interior defenders the Steelers intend to keep and whether or not they intend to keep an extra true nose tackle type, Loudermilk could be out of a job. Between Loudermilk, Armon Watts, Montravius Adams, and Breiden Fehoko, it's possible that there are only two spots. Loudermilk needs to make a strong case for himself in the preseason finale.