The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their fan base, have been waiting for the team to make a move in Free Agency, and are hoping they finally become players in the frenzy of finding new talent. Right now, the fans feel like the kid at the holidays who is watching everyone else open awesome gifts, while they just got a pair of socks.
Not that Derek Watt is nothing more than a pair of socks, but the vast majority of fans were hoping for more than a fullback/special teams ace as the lone move in free agency. There are still needs on the team, and there are still players available at those key positions.
First, here are the positions of need remaining for the black-and-gold as they have restructured enough contracts to make a move, or two, before the list of available players dwindles even further.
Positions of need:
Below is a list of available players remaining, courtesy of the mothership SBNation:
Best available: Ameer Abdullah, Peyton Barber, Devonta Freeman,
Melvin Gordon, Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Dion Lewis, LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, Ty Montgomery, C.J. Prosise, Wendell Smallwood, Chris Thompson, DeAndre Washington, Jonathan Williams
Best available: Nelson Agholor, Geronimo Allison, Robby Anderson, Travis Benjamin, Phillip Dorsett, Devin Funchess, Taylor Gabriel, Rashard Higgins, Johnny Holton, Breshad Perriman, Demarcus Robinson,
Best available: Demar Dotson, Cordy Glenn, James Hurst, Ronald Leary, Jason Peters, Ty Sambrailo, Daryl Williams
Best available: Mark Barron, Anthony Chickillo, Kareem Martin, Alec Ogletree, Nick Vigil, Tahir Whitehead
Best available: Vonn Bell, Morgan Burnett,
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Blake Countess, A.J. Howard, Colin Jones, Reshad Jones, Damarious Randall, Eric Reid
Obviously, positions like linebacker leave a lot to be desired, and there is a strong chance many of these positions will be filled via the 2020 NFL Draft. But considering the Steelers have created valuable cap space, it only makes sense they will make a move in free agency.
Who would you want them to sign, if you were calling the shots? Is there a position you would target other than the one listed? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!!