Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart
- AFC North
- Acrisure Stadium
- Head Coach
- Mike Tomlin
- Offensive Coordinator
- Matt Canada
- Defensive Coordinator
- Teryl Austin
- Special Teams Coach
- Danny Smith
- Defensive Scheme
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (foot) has mostly been working out of the slot during organized team activities this week, but he's still in the latter stages of recovery from foot surgery last November and said he hasn't been a full participant in practices. Robinson insisted that he will be full-go for training camp at the end of July. He's hoping he can fill the No. 3 receiver role for Pittsburgh behind Diontae Johnson and George Pickens in his first year with the team. The 29-year-old figures to see most of his time in the slot, where he has played around 40% of the time in his career. A-Rob has three 1,000-yard seasons in his career, but he has fallen off considerably the last two years, mainly due to injury. If healthy, he could be a bounce-back candidate worth taking a chance on as a late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues.
Outside linebacker Markus Golden reached an agreement to join the Pittsburgh Steelers on a one-year deal. The 32-year-old spent seven seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and two seasons with the New York Giants, totaling 47 sacks in his career. Last season with Arizona, he only produced 2.5 sacks but posted 11 sacks in 2021. Ultimately, he's likely just a rotational pass-rusher at this point in his career, but he could make an impact rushing opposite T.J. White in spots if makes the 53-man roster for the 2023 season. The Steelers led the NFL in total sacks every year from 2017-2021, and with a healthy Watt, they could get back to that standing.
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut linebacker Tae Crowder, who had a short stint on their practice squad at the end of the season. Crowder, the New York Giants' final pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, was a productive IDP fantasy football starter in 2021 despite being poorly graded by PFF. Crowder made 130 combined tackles and two interceptions in his second season. He lost his starting job in 2022 and was released by the Giants. If Crowder does find a spot in an injury-depleted lineup during the 2023 season, he could be a waiver wire add in IDP leagues. The Steelers also cut linebacker Emeke Egbule and signed linebacker Toby Ndukwe.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Mitch Trubisky agreed to an undisclosed two-year contract extension on Thursday that also lowers his salary cap number for the 2023 season -- it was previously at $10 million. Trubisky began last season as the starter under center for the Steelers, but he finished the year as the backup to Kenny Pickett. In seven games in 2022, the 28-year-old Trubisky completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,252 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Barring injury by Pickett in 2023, Trubisky will serve as Pittsburgh's backup signal-caller, giving him virtually no fantasy appeal. The former first-round pick by the Chicago Bears has not lived up to expectations in his NFL career.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free-agent cornerback Luq Barcoo to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday. Barcoo played for the San Antonio Brahmas in the XFL this spring and finished the season with 31 tackles, one sack and one interceptions. He was initially signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 as an undrafted free agent. The 24-year-old played in three games (one start) that year in Jacksonville and recorded 10 tackles (seven solo). Barcoo has also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, but he didn't play in any NFL games with them. He had a breakout senior season at San Diego State, when he led the NCAA with nine interceptions.