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Steelers 2018 Free Agent Market Watch: Cornerbacks

BTSC examines available free agents at each position. This time it’s the Cornerbacks and whether they’d be a possibility for Pittsburgh.

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The Steelers had plenty of pass-defense woes last season. Although safety seems to be the chief concern, the Steelers still may look to add a corner in the draft or free agency. BTSC continues to look into the 2018 free agent class with a closer review of available corners. But as always, salary cap issues could make signing a lot of players difficult.

Malcolm Butler - New England Patriots

After not playing in the Super Bowl, it seems apparent that the Butler won't be doing it any longer in New England. But he may be put in some Belichickean trance and stay...who knows. Butler has eight career picks, six in the past two years and is one of the best in the NFL.

Trumaine Johnson - Los Angeles Rams

The 28-year old is the best FA corner available and is in for a huge payday. The Browns may be in line for Johnson and his 18 career picks.

E.J. Gaines - Buffalo Bills

Gaines is a good cover corner, but only has three career thefts. He may be closer to the Steelers price range. Still along shot.

Rashaan Melvin - Indianapolis Colts

Melvin could also be in the right range for Pittsburgh, but his strong 2017 could up his value. He had all three of his career picks last season.

Kyle Fuller - Chicago Bears

The transition tag that the Bears just hung on Fuller, a solid corner, guarantees him $12.97 million. For a position that is not as high a priority, he's unattainable to the Steelers.

Other Notable Free Agent Cornerbacks:

Patrick Robinson - Philadelphia Eagles

Bryce Callahan (RFA) - Chicago Bears

Darqueze Dennard - Cincinnati Bengals

Prince Amukamara - Chicago Bears

Aaron Colvin - Jacksonville Jaguars

Morris Claiborne - New York Jets