When the Pittsburgh Steelers released both Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden, the general consensus was the team would be adding both a free agent safety, and drafting a safety as well. When NFL Free Agency officially began there wasn’t just a lack of moves, there was even a lack of rumors.
Leave it to the Steelers, they stuck to the game plan.
After the first wave of Free Agency came and went, the Steelers started to get busy. Rumors swirled of free agent visits, the team signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic and most recently the team added their much needed safety in former Packers defensive back Morgan Burnett.
Burnett brings a lot to the Steelers, most importantly being versatility. While in Green Bay, Burnett has lined up at free safety, strong safety, slot corner and even as a dime linebacker. He is great around the line of scrimmage and known for his physical presence on the football field.
What does this mean for the Steelers’ secondary? It means they have added another tool to their expanding arsenal. Burnett will help complete the unit with his experience and skill set, but don’t think the organization is done adding depth and talent at the safety position.
While the Steelers might be done adding free agent talent at the safety position, don’t think they won’t be looking hard at several prospects to fill some holes in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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