Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans were hoping for an offseason which had more fireworks. Most expected the team to be bigger players in free agency, but history, and the salary cap, proved they weren't going to be big players on the free agent market. Although not the fireworks most expected, there certainly have been fireworks at the Steelers' South Side facility this offseason.
The Steeles weren't just spectators throughout free agency however, signing former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams to a new deal which will only help pad much needed depth to the Steelers' RB depth chart.
On top of a severe lack of movement in free agency, the Steelers have made some signings, but mostly their own. Ben Roethlisberger signed a healthy new contract extension, Antwon Blake signed his one-year club tender, Darrius Heyward Bey and Clifton Geathers were both signed to one-year contracts. Not to be forgotten was the team's ability to lock up Arthur Moats and Matt Spaeth to their own contract extensions before free agency started.
To add fuel to the fire, the organization was notified a few weeks ago their star third year running back, Le'Veon Bell, would be suspended the first 3 games of the 2015 season due to his role in a DUI arrest stemming from an August 2014 traffic stop.
Lastly, the Steelers saw two veteran players call it a career when Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor announced their retirements recently. To say the team's roster has been shaken up is certainly an understatement.
With all that said, how would you grade the team's offseason so far heading into the 2015 NFL Draft?