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Could Steelers ditch veteran linebacker?

Could a history of injuries force Pittsburgh into a tough choice?

Michael W.

At some point, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to begin the process of cutting down their roster in an effort to get to the mandated 53-man limit. And according to one particular writer, the Steelers could be forced to make a difficult decision.

David Kenyon of Bleacher Report has listed veteran linebacker Cole Holcomb as a candidate the Steelers could part ways with, and has pointed to his past injury history as a leading reason why. 

"The most unfortunate part of Cole Holcomb's season-ending knee injury is that it might lead to his release," Kenyon said. "This offseason, the Steelers signed high-priced Patrick Queen and added Payton Wilson in the draft. Pittsburgh may simply move in a new direction away from Holcomb, who posted 54 tackles in eight appearances last season."

Holcomb was originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he remained with the franchise for the first four years of his career before his arrival in Pittsburgh. 

Unfortunately, his season came to a close last year in Week 9 thanks to a torn ACL in Pittsburgh's matchup against the Tennessee Titans. 

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