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Steelers News: There is plenty to decipher when it comes to free agents for the Steelers

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Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take at how looking at free agent lists need to be deciphered before you can think the Steelers can sign any of these players.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Steelers will be looking at some free agents to help round out their roster, but there is a lot to decipher when looking at these lists.

Tim Benz: Let’s break down this list of potential Steelers free agent targets

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Steelers don’t have a first-round draft choice this year.

No, Minkah Fitzpatrick doesn’t count. Again.

So will they try to fill some holes via free agency instead?

We should hope. My colleagues at USA Today’s Steelers Wire listed a few potential candidates.

Let’s see which ones make sense.

Teddy Bridgewater (New Orleans Saints/QB): Steelers Wire said, “Bridgewater would be the perfect replacement for Ben Roethlisberger whenever he decides to retire.

I wouldn’t go that far.

Perfect? No. Potentially acceptable and not a disastrous option?

Maybe.

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  • Will the Steelers let the Le’Veon Bell situation stop them from using the franchise tag again?

Steelers won’t let Le’Veon Bell situation keep them from franchise tag

By: Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk

The Steelers’ last attempt at using the franchise tag didn’t work out as they planned, and that’s an extreme understatement.

But team president Art Rooney II said he won’t let their experience with Le’Veon Bell change their plans with future free agents, including outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

After tagging the running back in 2018, he sat out the entire season before heading to the Jets last year.

“I don’t think that affects the way we think about franchise tags or anything at this point,” Rooney said, via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We had one, I’ll call it unusual experience, and I think it was that — an unusual experience.”

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Another brush with law for former Steelers WR Antonio Brown

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had another brush with the law Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement released by police in Hollywood, Fla., officers responded to a 911 call at Brown’s home after a driver for a moving company alleged the 31-year-old Brown and his personal trainer, Glen Holt, battered him.

Holt was taken into custody without incident and charged with one count of burglary with battery, police said.

Officers were unsuccessful in attempts to reach Brown, and the investigation remained ongoing as of Tuesday evening, the statement said.

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