All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2021 offseason roster.
99 • Henry Mondeaux, second-year defensive end
6-foot-4, 280 pounds
Acquired: Signed with the Steelers as a street free agent on May 13, 2019. Re-signed with the team in 2020 and 2021.
Last season: Mondeaux earned his first NFL playing time in his third pro season, playing in 11 games for the Steelers and making five tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.
He was used primarily as a reserve defensive end in the team’s 3-4 base defense and on special teams, where he showed surprising speed to go with his 280-pound frame.
Career: Mondeaux signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon in 2018, but was waived on Sept. 1 and was out of the league until returning to the Saints’ practice squad on Dec. 31.
Mondeaux signed a future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2019 season, but was cut on May 3, which allowed the Steelers to pick him up. Mondeaux spent the entire 2019 season on the Pittsburgh practice squad.
College: Mondeaux was a three-year starter and four-year regular on the Oregon defensive line, playing end in the team’s 4-3 alignment. As a senior in 2017, he recorded 45 tackles, six tackles for loss and five sacks.
Camp outlook: Called on after the Pittsburgh defensive line was beset by injuries last year, Mondeaux held on to his role after players returned to health by proving his worth on special teams.
That will once again be key, as he’s in a deep group of backup defensive linemen that includes Isaiah Buggs, Carlos Davis, Chris Wormley and fifth-round pick Isaiahh Loudermilk.
Future: Mondeaux will be an exclusive-rights free agent after the season.
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