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:
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 223 lbs
Draft: UDFA in 2018 (Saints)
11 Games Played
Expires in 2020
$825,000 salary cap number (0.41% of total cap)
$0 dead money
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:
Benny Snell Jr.
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.
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.
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.
Antoine Brooks Jr.