Steelers shocking cap casualties who are sticking on the roster this offseason
Nose tackle needs to find another starter and the Steelers have to find one
Another year means another time around the sun where the black and gold need to find answers across the trenches. They have been active at fixing this long-lasting headache for this club over the past handful of years. Bringing back Larry Ogunjobi takes away an immediate need at one part of the defensive line, but there are a couple of other roles that still need to be situated.
Montravius Adams has filled the nose tackle position over the past couple of seasons to varying degrees of success. He started off his career with the Steelers well, but last year was a setback. Tyson Alualu is gone, so all the responsibilities of that role currently fall onto him. Finding someone to join the group through the draft might be the best course of action.
Nose tackle is not the direst of needs of this group, but they need to find a young player to fill out that spot and be a rotational depth piece. Adams only plays the nose tackle role and could allow for two and a half million in cap savings upon a June first release. That is a decent chunk of change to save, which could provide an upgrade along the defensive line with the amount of spending cash the Steelers could free up with some other moves.