The 6 Moves Pittsburgh Steelers Must Avoid in Free Agency

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The 6 Moves Pittsburgh Steelers Must Avoid in Free Agency
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Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis had a breakout season in 2012.

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out February a lot better than they closed out games in Oakland, Tennessee and Dallas last season.

Not only did the Steelers complete the daunting task of getting under the salary cap for 2013, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, they also brought in free-agent wide receiver Steve Breaston for a visit, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The NFL announced Thursday that the 2013 salary cap will be $123 million. The Steelers have cleared $14 million in cap space by restructuring the contracts of Lawrence Timmons, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger.

The Steelers still have some work to do before NFL free agency officially begins March 12. By then, they need to free up enough cap space to sign an outside free agent or two and re-sign some of their own free agents.

If the Steelers want to rebound from their 8-8 season, they can't afford to make the following mistakes in free agency.

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