Check out the depth chart:
Sean Davis - SS
Morgan Burnett - SS/FS
Terrell Edmunds - SS
Marcus Allen - SS
Jordan Dangerfield - SS/FS
In other words, it should be better stated the team has a lot of strong safeties, rather than just safeties. With the dismissal of Mike Mitchell at the beginning of the new league year, the team is going to have to move someone to Free Safety.
At the NFL Owners Meetings, Mike Tomlin mentioned the thought of moving Burnett, who is very versatile and a can play both positions, to Free Safety, but a recent report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN states Sean Davis will be the main player to make the switch.
Sean Davis is anticipating a potential move to free safety in the Steelers defense, I'm told. Prepared for either spot. Rigorously training this offseason after slowed by labrum surgery last spring.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 4, 2018
This situation with the Steelers possessing a lot of strong safeties, and few free safeties, will be something to watch as the offseason moves along. Davis certainly has the skill set to play free safety, and some may suggest he will be better at free safety, compared to strong safety.
What also is worth noting is how fans often forget Davis dealing with a shoulder injury last offseason. This is clearly not an excuse for poor play during last season, but it certainly would impact his planning and preparation for the season. This year, Davis has a full offseason where he is healthy, and will be prepared to play whatever position the Steelers feel will maximize his skill set.
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