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Steelers All 91: OLB Anthony Chickillo



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.

Accolades, Highlights:

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.

Coverage links:

Steelers Release Initial Depth Chart

Steelers Re-Sign LB Anthony Chickillo

The rest of the 91:

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