With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season officially over, you can expect them to start the process of rebuilding, and deconstructing, their offseason roster. Many will be signed, and many will be released.
For most players the team knows they are going to part ways with, they let them go as soon as possible. Why? To give them a head start on finding a new job elsewhere. Even though the Steelers’ season ended just 48 hours ago, the process has already begun.
The first player to be released? None other than running back Trey Edmunds.
We have waived RB Trey Edmunds.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 12, 2021
Edmunds, the brother of Terrell Edmunds, has bounced on and off the roster for the past two seasons. This year Edmunds did not register a carry as a running back, but did get a helmet on game day five separate occasions. In those five games, playing primarily special teams, Edmunds failed to register a tackle in any game.
With that said, Edmunds does have experience in an NFL offense. In 2019, with the Steelers, he had 22 carries for 92 yards, with 45 of those yards coming on one run.
Edmunds is the type of player who the Steelers will keep an eye on if he doesn’t land anywhere. They are giving him a chance to find a place with more playing time, but if he doesn’t find a home, and the Steelers have a need, they could bring him back closer to the start of the 2021 season.
Again, this move will be one of many in the coming months, so be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for NFL Free Agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.