How much does the offensive line complicate final roster cuts?
If you're on twitter and you follow Jim Wexell or Neal Coolong of BTSC (I'd highly recommend both) then you might have seen the short debate they had going on this morning. Wexell is one of my favorite Steelers media guys because he'll tell it like it is and doesn't care who he calls out.
Neal is good friend of SA and writes for BTSC, I personally enjoy his work quite a bit.
They were talking about the number of offensive lineman the Steelers could carry, and still keep DeCastro, and how other positions may be more questionable than the OL.
The Steelers only carry 7 active offensive lineman each week for a game so let's assume that you have Starks, Colon, Pouncey, Foster, Gilbert, Legursky, and Essex. There's your 7.
Then you figure in guys like Kelvin Beachum, Chris Scott, John Malecki and DeCastro for roster spots. Beachum would almost definitely clear waivers and could be placed on the PS, same goes for Malecki. Chris Scott would likely as well. If they did want to keep 8 lineman on the active roster than Scott could be that guy. If they carry DeCastro then there's 9. Keeping 10 isn't out of the question but you wonder what the need would be when most would last on the PS.