Best and Worst Moves Pittsburgh Steelers Made in Free Agency

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Best and Worst Moves Pittsburgh Steelers Made in Free Agency
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Keenan Lewis won't be breaking up passes for the Steelers in 2013.

The 2013 NFL free-agent signing period has been a typical one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They've made a lot of nondescript moves.

The only reason to get excited about backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is his Pittsburgh-area connection. He grew up in Dormont, Pa., and played at Seton-LaSalle High School.

It's nice to have William Gay and Matt Spaeth back. On the other hand, there was a time when the Steelers didn't feel they were worth keeping around.

The Steelers had to re-sign Plaxico Burress because of their lack of depth at wide receiver, but he'll be 36 next season.

Losing James Harrison hurts the Steelers' defense, but the Steelers made the right decision to not overpay for him.

Unrestricted free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw was scheduled to visit the Steelers Thursday, per reports by CBS and the NFL (h/t Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

The Steelers still would need to draft a running back if they sign Bradshaw, but if they do sign him, it would be their best move so far in free agency. He'd be the best running back on the roster and would just need someone to share the carries because of his troublesome right foot.

The Steelers are smart to at least take a look at Bradshaw. They've made other smart moves this year in free agency. They've also made some not-so-smart moves.

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