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Can Tackle Anthony Coyle earn a spot on the Steelers offensive line?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

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Full steam ahead to part 20 of our 90-part series— assuming the roster does not change before we are complete— which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.

Let’s take a look at camp offensive tackle:

Anthony Coyle

Position: T
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 298 lbs
College: Fordham
Draft: UDFA in 2018 (Texans)


2019 stats (XFL)

5 GP


Contract remaining

Expires in 2020

$610,000 salary cap number (0.3% of total cap)

$0 dead money

$610,000 cap savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Nil. I hate to say a player doesn't have any chance of making the team, however, given the Steelers current offensive line depth chart, it’s nearly impossible to slot Coyle in anywhere. At best he kills it in camp and earns a spot on the practice squad.


2020 projection

Coyle has played in the NFL since 2018, and hasn't gotten past camp or the practice squad either season. I expect the trend to continue for the Rhode Island journeyman.


Projected stats:

N/A


Summary

The Steelers have a very good mix of veteran and young lineman. Unfortunately for Anthony Coyle, that mix of talent will only further limit his chance at cracking the roster.

I’m still firmly in the camp that one of the Steelers XFL signees will make a surprise impact on this team. I just don't think it will be along the O-Line.


Previously Highlighted

Ola Adeniyi
Marcus Allen
Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
Zach Banner
J.T. Barrett
John Battle
Jordan Berry
Saeed Blacknall
Breon Borders
Chris Boswell
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Isaiah Buggs
Devin Bush
Deon Cain
Kam Canaday
Chase Claypool
Josiah Coatney
James Conner