The Pittsburgh Steelers have been quiet throughout the official legal tampering period in the NFL. You know, the two days which have stolen almost all of the thunder out of the official start of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET on March 13th.
Nonetheless, as news of deals is exploding across social media, the Steelers have done what they always do — sit back and watch, then move.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers are looking to add a wide receiver via free agency, and this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone after the team traded Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders.
But Fowler cites one name in particular which should spark the interest of Steelers fans:
Steelers are involved in the receiver market. They've inquired on several, including Tyrell Williams. Could settle on second-tier player market depending on price, but it wouldn't surprise if they signed a new playmaker for Ben Roethlisberger.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 12, 2019
The 6-feet 4-inch tall wide receiver played his entire rookie contract with the Chargers, and is coming off a season where he had 41 receptions on 65 targets for 653 yards and 5 touchdowns. All for an average of 15.9 yards per reception.
The Steelers could not only use an outside deep threat, which Williams would provide, but also could benefit from the size of Williams to give Ben Roethlisberger another big receiver to target in the passing game.
As always, the market will dictate whether the Steelers can afford a player like Williams, or if they are just putting in calls to several agents hoping to find someone who fits the bill?
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes as the Steelers are reportedly getting ready to dip their toes into free agency waters.