Matt Feiler Will Open Training Camp at Left Guard

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By Brandon J. Wallace
SteelerNation.com

  

Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin announced that offensive lineman, Matt Feiler, will start out at left guard come training camp. Feiler (27), who was previously the team’s starting right tackle over the last two seasons, will be replaced by either Zach Banner or Chukwuma Okorafor. The void in the offensive line comes at the hands of the off-season retirement of 11-year veteran, Ramon Foster. Many still believe that the off-season additions of guard Stefen Wisniewski, and 4th round draft pick, Kevin Dotson will make the starting guard position a competitive one.

In other notable depth chart changes, Tyson Alualu will get the first opportunity to line up at nose tackle. The Steelers also brought in former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Chris Wormley, drafted Carlos Davis out of Nebraska in the 7th round in the 2020 NFL Draft, and still have Dan McCullers on the roster (who all will look to earn playing time along the defensive line this season). This shuffle is due to the loss of former starting NT for the Steelers, Javon Hargrave, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in the off-season.

“With the lack of opportunity for learning in the off-season and teaching, we’re acknowledging as a staff that we’ve got to make some quick decisions, and then kind of roll from there.” – Mike Tomlin

More to come.

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