5 Steelers veteran who could be on the chopping block after the 2023 NFL Draft
Steelers could cut DL Renell Wren and Jonathan Marshall
Renell Wren and Jonathan Marshall were both expected to compete for a roster spot as backup defensive nose tackles behind Montravius Adams. Wren was a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals who did not play much for them before finding his way to Pittsburgh, where he spent the majority of the 2022 season bouncing between the active roster and practice squad.
Jonathan Marshall was a sixth-round selection by the New York Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft. He only appeared in four games for the Jets in 2021 and spent the majority of the 2022 season on the practice squad before the Steelers signed him to their active roster in December.
Like Egbule, neither of these players have done much for the Steelers on the field. Therefore, several recent transactions have put their roster status in jeopardy. Before the draft, the Steelers signed free agent defensive linemen Breiden Fehoko and Armon Watts. Then they used the #49 overall pick on Wisconsin defensive tackle Keeanu Benton.
Given these recent moves, it would not be shocking to see one or both Wren and Marshall fail to make the roster. As Mike Tomlin would say, they seemed to be in a "two dogs, one bone" situation, except now there are four or five dogs. However, they could very well be retained on the practice squad.