Steelers players whose jobs are now in jeopardy after free agency burst

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3. Montravius Adams isn't safe from getting the axe

If we want to talk about a player on the Steelers who was in a very fortunate situation this past season, it's Montravius Adams. In his old age and coming off a major foot injury, Tyson Alualu's play took a nosedive and Adams was there to take his spot.

Despite completely underwhelming play, Adams still managed to soak up 281 defensive snaps in Pittsburgh last season and was credited with starting 9 of 17 games. That could change in 2023.

Though Alualu is not expected to return (nor should they want him to), the Steelers recently signed former Chargers nose tackle, Breiden Fehoko. This isn't a big signing by any means and Fehoko isn't guaranteed to make the final roster, but he could give Adams a run for his money.

It's also worth noting that Adams has a questionable cap hit of $3.23 million in 2023 (compared to a projected veteran minimum for Fehoko) and Pittsburgh could save an extra $2.5 million instantly with his release, per Over the Cap. For what it's worth, ESPN already slotted Fehoko ahead of Adams on the depth chart, and with just one IDL move in the NFL Draft, Adams could slide off the roster entirely.