All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
56 • Anthony Chickillo, fifth-year outside linebacker
Last year: Played in all 16 games for the second straight season, but did not start any games after making two starts in 2017 and seven in 2016.
Stats: Made 24 total tackles, four for a loss and had 1 1/2 sacks. Also had two fumble recovers, two passes defended and three quarterback hits.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) November 27, 2018
— GO ‘CANES! (@83_87_89_91_01) November 9, 2018
It's hard to tell to if the ball was tipped but Anthony Chickillo (56) does get a hand in Flacco's face. I don't think it was tipped but Chickillo's presence probably affected the throw. pic.twitter.com/VnFNHv4hM8
— michael crawford (@abukari) November 6, 2018
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) September 25, 2018
Camp outlook: Chickillo enters as the Steelers’ primary backup at outside linebacker, but will have to fend off a challenge from Ola Adeniyi for that job. After missing much of OTAs. Rookies Sutton Smith and Tuzar Skipper could also enter the mix as special teams players.
Projected role: Chickillo’s spot on the 53-man roster seems secure, but his job as the top backup is definitely in question. With Bud Dupree entering a contract year, it’s also a battle to see who could start in 2020.