Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 4/22/13
Although the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent two first round picks in recent years on defensive linemen in Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, there is a ton of uncertainty going forward on the defensive line. I have suggested that the team could draft another defensive lineman early in the 2013 NFL Draft and have mostly gotten criticism for that opinion. When you think about it though right now, the Steelers have seven defensive linemen on the roster and four of those seven are entering the final years of their contracts. Players whose contracts are up after the 2013 season are Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Al Woods, and Alameda Ta’amu. Keisel and Hood are projected to be starters in the 2013, Woods is one of the top rotation guys on the team and Ta’amu was thought to be the possible future at NT at one point. The Steelers may have just resigned Steve McLendon to a three year contract this offseason however, that still does not guarantee that the team sees him as the future. That would lea...
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