Steelers Rumors: Benny Snell Could Be Cut

Running back Benny Snell is in danger of being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Running back Benny Snell is in danger of being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers rushing attack will look to take a step up in 2021 after averaging a league-low 82.5 yards on the ground per game last year. The team already said goodbye to starter James Conner this offseason and now it looks like third-year player Benny Snell is in danger of getting cut.

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The Steelers made a statement by being the first team in the 2021 NFL Draft to take a running back by selecting Najee Harris with the No. 24 overall pick. The running back room is now rather full with Harris, Snell, Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds, Anthony Mcfarland Jr. and free-agent addition Kalen Ballage.

Having that kind of depth means Pittsburgh ball-carriers will have to battle it out during training camp to secure a roster spot. Snell's main competition is Ballage as the two young RBs play a very similar role on the offense. They are both ground-and-pound players without much receiving experience.

Snell has racked up 878 yards from scrimmage and 6 touchdowns on 232 touches during his first two NFL seasons, but averages just 3.6 yards per carry in his career. He was asked about the idea of being cut during his appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio and responded with professionalism.

I never have settled and been comfortable. Another thing I keep in mind was the Steelers picked me; I didn't pick the Steelers so I'm ride and dying about where I'm at. When it's time to work, it's time to work.

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Harris is projected to take on the starting role for the Steelers so it will be worth keeping an eye on how the depth chart shakes out by Week 1. Pittsburgh currently has odds set at +440 to win the AFC North division and odds set at +4400 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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