As free agency draws near, citizens of Steelers Nation wax theoretical about the chances of various players coming to Pittsburgh. Some of the conjecture borders on the absurd, while other speculations are practical if not sublime.
The Steelers rarely sign any free agents, particularly of the sexy, make-a-splash variety. Furthermore, the Steelers are roughly $10 million over the salary cap.
Therefore, deciding on which current Steelers will be in Pittsburgh next year is difficult enough, let alone trying to determine which free agents the team will sign.
However, considering that the Steelers have some significant holes to fill, it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility that they will dip into the free-agent market this offseason after clearing some cap space.
Here is a look at a handful of free agents according to need and the chances that they will be wearing black and gold next year.