You probably won't find a Steeler fan who will tell you they're OK with how the first five games of the 2012 season has gone. This team has been dubbed too old to play, losing its heart and simply just not that good.
But two of the major problems the Steelers have faced this year have been injuries at key positions and their inability to find quality replacements on their own depth chart.
With guys like Troy Polamalu, Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert expected to miss significant time, it's imperative that the Steelers find a way to hold the pieces together until their stars can return to action. At this juncture in the season, free agency could be a good way to do this.
Considering the bye week has already come and gone, it would be hard for any player (who hasn't served some time under one of the coaches) to acclimate himself to the environment, but if the injuries are here to stay, they could be crucial for a stretch run in December and January.
Let's take a look at 10 free agents the Steelers could and should keep their eyes on.