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If this is the last year of Cam Heyward’s Steelers tenure then he’s had a great run

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

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

We are officially on part 40 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 one of the biggest leaders on the roster today:

Cameron Heyward

Position: DT/DE
Height: 6’ 5”
Weight: 295 lbs
College: Ohio State
Draft: 1st round pick 31st overall in 2011


2019 stats

9 Sacks
83 Tackles
11 TFL
23 QB Hits
6 Passes Defended
1 Forced Fumble
1 Fumble Recovery


Contract remaining

Expires in 2020
$13,251,250 salary cap number (6.6% of total cap)
$3,751,250 Dead money
$9,500,000 Savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Lock. Cam Heyward isn't going anywhere, at least this season. He’s a been a beast and if it wasn't for Aaron Donald he’d been the best interior defensive lineman in football. He’s the anchor and leader of this defense. Heyward is always around the ball, and he’s always making a play. Let’s just hope this isn't the last season he’s dong it in Pittsburgh.


2020 projection

Heyward will be motivated and hungry. Heading into a contract year I could only assume we’ll see a level to Heyward's game we haven't seen before. Stephon Tuitt is healthy and T.J. Watt is picking up all the double teams meaning Cam should feast on the inside. Dare I say expect the best season of Heyward we’ve ever seen?


Projected stats:

10 Sacks
80 Tackles
15 TFL
21 QB Hits
5 Passes Defended
2 Forced Fumble
2 Fumble Recovery


Summary

If this is truly the end of the line for Cam, then we as Steelers fans need to let the big fella know how much he's meant to this team. He’s developed into one of the most fearsome and intimidating defenders in the sport, and has seemingly doubled his highlight reel plays on a yearly basis. Cam is a pillar of the 2010’s and I can only hope that will continue deep into the 2020’s. Expect more of the same and a couple broken records for Cam.


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