Our friends from T.Touchdown Wire reached out to all of Wire’s editors to offer a possible surprise cut for each team.. For him Pittsburgh Steelerswe opted for defensive tackle Montravio Adams. But in going through the list, we’ve rounded up the six guys who, if released, would be of interest to the Steelers along with direct comments from the guys who know them best.
The Falcons took Mayfield in the third round of the 2021 draft and he was immediately forced into the starting lineup due to injuries and a general lack of roster depth at the time. The former Michigan offensive tackle started 16 games at left guard during his rookie season, often looking out of position and lost in pass protection. Mayfield missed the entire 2022 season due to injury, but has been in the running for the swing tackle job in training camp. While Mayfield’s versatility has kept him in the mix, his pass protection issues may ultimately cost him a roster spot. – Matt Urben, Wire of the Falcons
A second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Onwuzurike showed some promise and considerable athletic potential as a rookie. However, he missed the 2022 season after undergoing back surgery. Onwuzurike is healthy again, but has been outclassed by lesser-known players like Benedict Jones and christian covington in the training field. There’s still potential with Onwuzurike, but he may have to explore it with another team. – Jeff Risdon, Lions Wire
Newman was a fourth-round pick in 2021 who has started 22 games over the past two seasons, but the Packers are so deep on the offensive line that Newman, who has been far too inconsistent the past two years, can’t feel confident. . The Packers may be looking for a trade partner because so many teams are in need of help on the offensive line. Roster battle could come down to third-round pick of Newman vs. 2022 sean ryan, who has improved significantly in Year 2 after a disappointing and suspension-shortened rookie season. If there’s a surprise cut in Green Bay, look for it on the offensive line or at safety, where the Packers have several veterans (Tarvarus Moore, jonathan owens, Dallin Leavitt) vying for spots on the list. – Zach Kruse, packers wire
Robertson is the only player left from the 2020 draft that included Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette as first-round picks. Robertson has managed to stay on the roster for the past three years, but his time could end in 2023 as he has struggled in camp and preseason. Robertson doesn’t have the size to play outside, but he’s not your best cornerback option either. He dropped an easy interception in Week 2 of the preseason and the Rams continued to attack him through the air. Robertson is one of the most productive cornerbacks in college football history, but his lack of size has been a major problem in the NFL. – Marcus Mosher, Raiders Wire
New England Patriots: RB/WR Ty Montgomery
Initially, Ty Montgomery seemed secure on the roster, but for the second year in a row, he suffered an injury in training camp that could have put him out of the running. Even at 30, he is still a talented player capable of running back and receiving. But in his absence, the landscape has changed on the Patriots’ roster. The team came out and signed ezekiel elliott, who can run and catch passes from the backfield. New England also has depth at receiver with rookie wide receivers. Demario Douglas and Kayshon Boutte working his way into the conversation about the list. All of that could leave Montgomery as the odd man out. – Jordy McElroy, Patriots Wire
When the Giants lost their former team captain julian love toward Seattle Seahawks In free agency, they immediately set out to replace him. Veteran Bobby McCain was the guy they zeroed in on and signed him to a $1.4 million contract. However, the team’s youthful move at safety has thrown the game around a bit, and McCain is no longer the roster many assumed he was just a month ago. Jason Pinnock, Dane Belton and Nick McCloud They’ve all played well this summer, and while he’s strong against the run, McCain could be the outsider. Some might have expected a wide receiver sterling shepard He won’t be named here, but he’s more of a fixed 53-man roster than a potential surprise cut. – Dan Benton, Wire Giants