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Steelers bolster offensive line depth by signing Matt Feiler to one-year extension

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed another one of their free agents, this time to bolster their offensive line depth.

NFL: DEC 31 Browns at Steelers Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tremendous offensive line, but their depth at the position will be severely tested as Chris Hubbard is expected to earn a huge new payday via free agency.

To help solidify at least some of their depth, the team signed Exclusive Rights Free Agent (ERFA) Matt Feiler to a one-year contract.

Feiler appeared in five regular season games, with one start, and has bounced back-and-forth between the practice squad and the active roster since 2016.

While most assume Hubbard will be leaving the team, whether the Steelers approach free agency, and/or the 2018 NFL Draft looking for offensive line help will depend on offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins. The former LSU tackle will have to fill Hubbard’s role as the swing tackle on the team, and if the organization doesn’t feel as if he is ready for such a role, don’t be shocked if they draft a versatile offensive linemen this offseason.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the black-and-gold as they embark on another lengthy offseason.