5 Steelers who should be shaking in their boots after the recent roster purge

These players could be next to lose their jobs.

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Larry Ogunjobi could be a surprise cap casualty by the black and gold

One of the possible options that would be somewhat of a shocker as a cap casualty could be Larry Ogunjobi. You can make an argument to either keep him or let him go this offseason and many would agree with you. The uncertainty in the defensive trenches for Pittsburgh is worrisome. Getting younger in that area is something the Steelers should be shooting for.

They took Keeanu Benton in the second round last year, and they should look into investing in another high pick again. Maybe a first-round selection would be best used in the trenches, no matter if that is on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Benton had a strong showing while Cam Heyward struggled with an injury all year and Ogunjobi went missing.

After signing a contract extension with the Steelers last offseason, Ogunjobi fell off some. He went missing for a couple of months and didn't register any stats of significance. He also continues to deal with an injury that keeps him out of practice from time to time. Keeping Ogunjobi would mean the Steelers will probably enter next season with the same cast of characters up front.

Cutting someone like Ogunjobi would be a shocker, but it would also show that Pittsburgh is going to invest heavily in the defensive line this offseason. Either in free agency or more likely the draft, the Steelers need to find younger talent to take over for an aging core. Heyward will be back at a different cap hit, but cutting Ogunjobi would save the Steelers over six million dollars that they could spend elsewhere.