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Can Trey Edmunds remain on the Steelers roster in 2020?

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

Indianapolis Colts v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

We are officially one-third of the way through as we are now enetering part 30 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 backup running back:

Trey Edmunds

Position: RB
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 223 lbs
College: Maryland
Draft: UDFA in 2018 (Saints)


2019 stats

11 Games Played
22 Attempts
92 Yards
0 Touchdowns
6 Receptions
48 yards
1 Interception


Contract remaining

Expires in 2020

$825,000 salary cap number (0.41% of total cap)

$0 dead money

$825,000


Likelihood of making the roster

Very unlikely. The eldest Edmunds brother is facing an uphill battle to remain on the Steelers roster in 2020. The running back depth chart is loaded in front of him:

James Conner
Benny Snell Jr.
Jaylen Samuels
Anthony McFarland Jr.
Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Add in high priced fullback Derek Watt who isn't going anywhere. The only chance Edmunds makes this team appears to be if multiple running backs ahead of him get injured.


2020 projection

I just don't see a wold where Edmunds can find a spot on this roster. While it’s possible that he could land on with another team I just can't see it happening with some big-name free agent running backs still available. Training camp 2020 could potentially be the last pro-snaps of his career.


Projected stats:

N/A —Cut


Summary

The moment Trey shared with his brothers during the 2019 game vs. the Bills was a special one for the Edmunds family, one which will probably go down as the highlight of Trey’s career. Sure, it was funny when Trey Edmunds ended the 2019 season with more interceptions then his brother Terrell, but the depth on this roster would prevent even the slightest chance of a re-peat performance.

Don't expect Trey Edmunds in black and gold in 2020.


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
Anthony Coyle
Jordan Dangerfield
Amara Darboh
Carlos Davis
David DeCastro
Christian DiLauro
Kevin Dotson
Bud Dupree
Eric Ebron
Terrell Edmunds