Steelers free agency: If Seahawks cut Red Bryant, he'd make a nice addition to the Steelers defensive line

Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Seattle is allegedly considering cutting Bryant in an effort to free up money to keep some of their younger players. The 29-year-old Bryant would make an excellent fit in Pittsburgh if his price tag was manageable.

If the Steelers do find ways to move their salary cap number down, and keep the free agents they want to keep, Seattle's Red Bryant would be a nice addition.

As the team weighs a variety of different positions as priorities in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, defensive line has to be considered in the running. Bryant, though, would make an immediate impact, particularly against the run, as a defensive end. For a team that was gashed on the ground as much as the Steelers were in 2013, it makes a lot of sense.

Seattle is allegedly considering terminating the contract of the 29-year-old Bryant, largely because he's owed $8.5 million for 2014, and with big contracts coming both this year and the next few years, keeping their core group of players intact means they'll have to lose out on talented players like Bryant.

How much he'd be willing to take is a different story. However, he would have a chance to play more often in Pittsburgh than he did in Seattle (less than 30 snaps a game) in a scheme that will fit him very well. If he is released, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Steelers chat him up a bit and see what it might take to bring him to Pittsburgh.

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