Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. With roster moves, there is a bonus 31st day today to cover all the player. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:
Position: Defensive Tackle
Drafted: Round 3, Pick 74, 2017 (Ravens)
Roster Outlook: Likely
Chris Wormley’s inaugural season in the black and gold was hampered by injury but still enough to re-sign him to a two-year deal. Wormley will be fighting for the primary backup job on the Steelers defensive line, and has the size and skill to do it. Staying healthy will be the key for Wormley to make it to a third season with the Steelers. If he can stay on the field and provide quality play behind Heyward and Tuitt his new contract could look like a real sweetheart deal.
Drafted: Round 3, Pick 91, 2015 (Cowboys)
Roster Outlook: Unlikely
Chaz Green has struggled in the NFL, although he manages to stick around and has made it to year five. But this move to me was more about replacing Jarron Jones with another cheap body and Green was the guy they settled on. He will compete with Joe Haeg and Dan Murphy Jr. for the swing tackle job, but I would say it’s unlikely he can supplant either.
Melvin Ingram III
Position: Outside Linebacker
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 18, 2012
College: South Carolina
Roster Outlook: Lock
The signing of Melvin Ingram cemented the depth chart of the Steelers defense. It was a necessary move that finally came to fruition and made the Steelers a better team because of it. He will compete with Alex Highsmith for playing time while providing key veteran support for T.J. Watt. If Ingram can remain healthy he should see around 30-50% of the snaps in every game, and because of the Steelers depth, Ingram won't have to worry about taking any special teams reps. This is a perfect fit for both sides.
Be sure to check back everyday for anther ‘trifecta’ of Steelers, and as we go along click back on previous articles listed below so you don’t miss a thing.