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Steelers 2019 Free Agent Market Watch: Offensive Guards

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Whether it’s a position of great need or one that can use more depth, BTSC continues to take a look at available free agents. This time around it’s the Guards

Indianapolis Colts v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Interior Offensive line was definitely one of the strongest units for the Steelers last season, again featuring a Pro Bowler in Dave DeCastro. With both Ramon Foster and B.J. Finney as free agents, the Steelers have decisions that need to be made once again and may be forced into buying here. Listed are the top Free Agent opportunities at the position.

Roger Saffold - Los Angeles Rams

Saffold spent a good-bit of his early years injured, but has been quite injury-free lately. Spending his entire career as a Ram in St. Louis and Los Angeles, Saffold was named as a Second-Team All Pro in 2017. Saffold, just playing in a Super Bowl, brings great experience to any team and seems to still be able to be a solid player and a good free agent sign at 31.

Ted Karras - New England Patriots (RFA)

Karras comes from a football-championship factory of a family. His grandfather (Ted Karras Sr.) won an NFL title with Chicago, his dad (Ted Karras Jr.) won a title as a replacement player for Washington in 1987 and he (Ted Karras III) kissed the Lombardi with the Patriots this year. Karras is stuck behind two high-caliber Guards (Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason), but has registered very well in relief of them. It’ll cost a draft pick to get Karras, so he may be a Pat another year.

Ramon Foster - Pittsburgh Steelers

‘The Big Ragu’ wants to win a ring in Pittsburgh. You would think that the Steelers would concur. Foster is 33 but is still coming off of another fine performance as a part of PFF’s Offensive Line of the Year. Three Pro Bowlers came from the O-Line of the Steelers, Foster easily could have been argued as a fourth. If the money is right on both sides, a reunion with No. 73 and the franchise would be good news all around.

Mike Iupati - Arizona Cardinals

The 32-year old was a top lineman for a good part of his career, but injuries have felled him quite often recently. If he can prove himself healthy, Iupati could be a low-budget option for depth on the line.

Andy Levitre - Atlanta Falcons

Levitre is another older player (33) who may be in the twilight of his career, but still could be beneficial as depth guy. Injuries knocked him out of the Atlanta lineup and they suffered due to tha and other key injury losses. However, the veteran is another that could benefit any team as a depth-guy for the right price.

Other Notable Guards:

Jamon Brown - New York Giants

A.J. Cann - Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt Slauson - Indianapolis Colts

Quinton Spain - Tennessee Titans

D.J. Fluker - Seattle Seahawks