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Will Alexander Myres survive pre-training camp cuts?

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Temple at Houston Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Moving forward with part 60 of our (hopefully) 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 reserve defensive back:

Alexander Myres

Position: CB
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 192 lbs
College: Houston
Draft: UDFA in 2019


2019 stats

N/A - Member of the practice squad


Contract remaining

Expires in 2021
$610,000 salary cap number (0.30% of total cap)
$0 Dead money
$610,000 Savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Almost none. Alexander Myres can only make this team by winning the sixth (and final) cornerback position. With high profile UDFA Trajan Bandy and NFL journeyman Breon Borders the likely combatants for the final spot there is a real chance the Myres may actually be cut outright before training camp even begins.


2020 projection

Unfortunately for Myres I do believe he will be cut, it’s just a matter of when. Being cut before camp even starts would be a crummy situation for the Houston alum. A best-case scenario for Myres would be to make it to training camp and show enough to be added to some teams practice squad.


Projected stats:

N/A — Cut/Practice squad


Summary

The 10 assumed pre-camp cuts throws a wrench into things, especially for players that are near the bottom of this roster. Many players, like Myres, will probably have to nervously wait for a phone call as they are packing for a training camp that they don’t even know if they will attend. Plus, if lighting were to strike and he were to actually make the team, he would need to be prepared to be quarantined away from his family for roughly 5 months.

This is a really tough time for fringe roster players. Lets’ just hope the Steelers select the right 10 players to release.


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
Trey Edmunds
Matt Feiler
Minkah Fitzpatrick
Zach Gentry
Ulysees Gilbert III
Derwin Gray
Joe Haden
J.C. Hassenauer
Quadree Henderson
Dewayne Hendrix
Cam Heyward
Alex Highsmith
Mike Hilton
Devlin Hodges
John Houston
Anthony Johnson
Diontae Johnson
Jarron Jones
John Keenoy
Tyree Kinnel
Christian Kuntz
Justin Layne
Leo Lewis
James Lockhart
Paxton Lynch
Dan McCullers
Vance McDonald
Anthony McFarland Jr.
Henry Mondeaux
Christian Montano