Quite literally steam rolling along to part 31 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 guard turned tackle turned guard again:
Height: 6’ 6”
Weight: 330 lbs
Draft: UDFA in 2014 (Texans)
16 Games Played
3 Fumble Recoveries
Expires in 2020
$3,259,000 salary cap number (1.62% of total cap)
$0 Dead money
$3,259,000 Savings if cut
Likelihood of making the roster
Lock. Feiler was legitimately the Steelers best offensive lineman a year ago on a peanuts contract. Coach Tomlin did announce that he will be starting 2020 back in the guard position which means Stefan Wisniewski will be playing the interior swing backup, Kevin Dotson will likely receive a red-shirt year of sorts, and Zach Banner and Chukwuma Okorafor will battle it out for the starting right tackle spot. This is only to begin training camp as things could change as players fight for starting positions.
I predict again Matt Feiler will be one of if not the best offensive lineman on the Steelers roster. David DeCastro is his main competition for the title but that does mean the Steelers are absolutely loaded at Guard.
Feiler could be in line for his first Pro-Bowl nomination in 2020.
16 Games Played
1 Fumble Recovery
Another player entering the final year of his contract. Matt Feiler, seems destined for a substantial pay raise next offseason. The 2020 season will go a long way in figuring out where that decimal place will be. At 27 years old (28 in July) I wouldn't blame Feiler for chasing the money in a year from now as it will probably be the only big contract of his career. Let’s just hope he’s another player the Steelers can hold on to.
Antoine Brooks Jr.