6 Steelers who earned a roster spot but probably won’t make it

I cannot recall a time when there were as many Pittsburgh Steelers position battles coming right down to the wire as there are this season. For most of these guys, it is less about ability and more of a numbers game. This means the guys on this list, if they don’t make the Steelers could quickly find themselves on another roster. Here are the six we will be watching.

OT Dylan Cook

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Cook has looked strong in limited action, so much so he was working with the second team Thursday against the Falcons. If he doesn’t make the team, Pittsburgh will only have one true offensive tackle as a backup for both sides.

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Herbig has been very good in training camp and the preseason but a shoulder injury could keep him off the initial 53-man roster.

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Tre Norwood was a longshot to make the team with the additions at safety but being hurt did him no favors.

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I really hope James Pierre makes the team. But his spot will depend on how many inside linebackers and/or safeties the Steeles keep on the roster.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 11: Breiden Fehoko #96 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Vita Vea (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

I’ve seen multiple projections where the Steelers opt to keep Montravius Adams or Armon Watts over Fehoko. This would be a tough call to make given how strong Fehoko is against the run.

S Kenny Robinson

Aug 11, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Kaylon Geiger (80) runs with the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers safety Kenny Robinson (41) defends during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest surprises from training camp was the exceptional performance of Kenny Robinson. Unfortunately, the special teams production of Miles Killebrew will keep Robinson from making the team.

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