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Steelers All 90: RB Trey Edmunds Faces Deep Special Teams Battle

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Steelers RB Trey Edmunds

All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2022 offseason roster.

33 • Trey Edmunds, fifth-year running back, Maryland
6-foot-2, 223 pounds, 27 years old

Acquired: The Steelers signed Edmunds to their practice squad on Sept. 5, 2018. He’s been on either the team’s practice squad or active roster ever since.

Last season: Edmunds was activated from the practice squad for two games in 2021, the Steelers’ Week 16 and 17 games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. He played exclusively on special teams and did not record any statistics.

Career:  In Pittsburgh, his most productive season was in 2019, when he rushed 22 times for 92 yards and caught six passes for 48 yards. In 2020, he was elevated to the active roster for four games. Edmunds finished his season on injured reserve. He did not record any statistics. Edmunds has become a trusted member of the Steelers’ special teams units when active and has also played fullback.

College: Edmunds spent his first three seasons at Virginia Tech before transferring to Maryland as a senior in 2016. He played in five games with the Terps before fracturing his foot.

Camp outlook: The Steelers have even less running back depth than they had behind Najee Harris in 2021, with Kalen Ballage having moved on, but it’s clear at this point that Edmunds won’t earn much of a role as a ball-carrier.

The competition for offensive skill position special teams players is a fierce as it’s ever been, with Gunner Olszewski, Miles Boykin, Kevin Rader, Connor Heyward, Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland and Derek Watt all also capable specialists.

Future: Edmunds will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2022 season.

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