All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2021 offseason roster.
68 • Anthony Coyle, first-year offensive lineman
6-foot-4, 298 pounds
Acquired: The Steelers signed Coyle as a street free agent after the folding of the XFL in April, 2020. He re-signed with the team in 2021.
Last season: Was elevated from the Steelers’ practice squad to the active roster three times as a reserve guard/tackle, but did not appear in a game.
Career: Coyle signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and was waived after training camp. He spent the rest of 2018 on Green Bay’s practice squad and was with the Packers for the 2019 offseason, but was cut after training camp. He spent the end of the 2019 season on Atlanta’s practice squad.
After the season, Coyle joined the New York Guardians of the XFL, where he started at right guard until the league suspended operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic in April. The Steelers signed Coyle shortly thereafter.
College: 44-game starter at left and right tackle for FCS Fordham. Coyle was named a freshman FCS All-American and was a three-time All-Patriot League selection.
Camp outlook: The Steelers lost Alejandro Villanueva, but got Zach Banner back, signed Joe Haeg and drafted Dan Moore Jr., so they have less need for tackle depth this year than last, when they kept Coyle and Jarron Jones on the practice squad all year.
But it’s hard to imagine the Steelers not keeping at least one tackle on a 16-man taxi squad and Coyle being the first to go up in 2020 should indicated that practice squad roster spot is his to lose going into 2021.
Future: Coyle will be an exclusive-rights free agent after the 2021 season.
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