Steelers 2-a-days: Terrell Edmunds could be a star; brother, Trey, would settle for roster spot
Editor’s note: From now until the first practice of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Trib will be running through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster, assessing each player’s outlook for the 2019 season. The breakdown will go through the roster in mostly-alphabetical order, (at least) two per day, between June 14 and July 26.
S TERRELL EDMUNDS
Experience: 2nd season
Contract status: $2.43 million cap hit in 2019, signed through 2021 with team option for 2022
2019 outlook: Edmunds became one of the Steelers’ more valuable defenders as a surprise first-round pick last season — he almost never left the field. Only five defensive players across the entire league played more snaps. But how much will Edmunds’ role change heading into Year 2? The Steelers added a hybrid safety/linebacker in Mark Barron, and drafted a linebacker with safety speed in Devin Bush. Still, it’s difficult to conceive a package in which a swift and athletic in-the-box safety such as Edmunds is not on the field. Could he be a breakout star in 2019?
RB TREY EDMUNDS
Experience: 3rd season
Contract status: $645,000 cap hit in 2019, restricted free agent after the season
2019 outlook: Trey is the other Edmunds who played at Virginia Tech who’s on the Steelers — though as an undrafted free agent, his status with the team is much more precarious. Trey Edmunds appeared in all 16 games of his 2017 rookie season with New Orleans but was cut at the end of last year’s training camp. He hooked on to the Steelers’ practice squad and was promoted to the active roster for the final four games of the season. Edmunds is well-liked and considered a good special-teams player, so he might stick again in 2019. However, the Steelers running backs room is crowded with talent, so that’s no sure thing.
“It’s definitely cool to be here with Terrell,” Trey Edmunds said. “We were able to pick each other up, teach each other some things, strengthen our bond. It was already strong but strengthen it even more.” https://t.co/XYHE8nfyai
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