5 Steelers veteran who could be on the chopping block after the 2023 NFL Draft

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Steelers could cut IOL Kendrick Green

After two disappointing seasons, this could be the end of the road for former third-round pick Kendrick Green. Drafted as the heir apparent to Maurkice Pouncey in 2021, Green struggled immensely as a rookie, eventually losing the starting center job to journeyman J.C. Hassenauer. In 2022, Green didn't appear in a single game and was a healthy scratch nearly every week.

Over the past two offseasons, the Steelers rebuilt the interior of their offensive line through free agency. They signed James Daniels and Mason Cole last year and Isaac Seumalo and Nate Herbig this year. Cole and Daniels are expected to retain their starting jobs at center and right guard, respectfully, while Seumalo will most likely take over the starting left guard job from Kevin Dotson. Herbig will be a backup that can swing to both guard spots.

Even though the Steelers did not sign a new center, and only spent a seventh-round draft pick on the offensive line (Spencer Anderson), Green looks to be on the way out. His complete absence during the 2022 season was very telling, while the new brass of Omar Khan and Andy Weidl seems to put greater priority on players of size.

Finally, even though he's only a seventh-round pick, the aforementioned Spencer Anderson actually has more college experience (386 snaps) than Green did coming out of Illinois (325 snaps). Furthermore, where Green is limited to playing on the interior, Anderson has plenty of experience playing tackle as well. I would not expect Green to make the 53-man roster in September.