The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't about to wait around for Kelvin Beachum to complete his United States tour of NFL cities before making his decision on where he will play in 2016. The Steelers seem determined to check out who else is available, and bring them in for a workout.
On Sunday, former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung was brought in for a workout, and the team like what they saw enough to make him an offer. Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the team will still be visiting with other offensive tackles this week, like former Broncos tackle Ryan Harris.
Russell Okung has an offer on the table from Steelers. Team meeting with more OTs in next few days. Kelvin Beachum still unsigned.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 13, 2016
Okung will be visiting with some more teams before he makes his final decision, which could ultimately come down to money offered. Regardless of who eventually chooses to be a part of the 2016 Steelers shows the team isn't settling on going into next season with Alejandro Villanueva and Mike Adams as the only potential tackles on the blind side of Ben Roethlisberger.
Some might consider this move to be part of a bigger game with Beachum, but the fact an offer was reportedly made to Okung shows the Steelers are very well prepared to move into next season without Beachum.