Other than re-signing their own players, the Pittsburgh Steelers are never really active during free agency.
Although they don’t make flashy signings, they do however always manage to bring in one or two players who are under the radar to provide depth on the roster.
Here are five players who the Steelers could still bring in that could be the final pieces to their 2013 roster.
According to Dave Bryan of Steelersdepot.com, ESPN’s John Clayton has reported that the Steelers will try to sign Steve Breaston in the upcoming weeks.
The Steelers could definitely use more depth at wide receiver on the roster with only Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Markus Wheaton and Jerricho Cotchery as locks to make the team.
Max Starks may not be an impending free-agent signing for another team, but he would fill a huge need currently on the Steelers.
The recent signing of Guy Whimper is really nothing more than a camp-body signing in my opinion and doesn’t rectify the fact that the Steelers have no depth at the tackle position.
It still perplexes me to how Max Starks could get little to no attention from other teams, but he would be a great asset if the Steelers could get him to come back for another year.
The Steelers have depth issues at pretty much every position on the offensive line right now with no true backup to Maurkice Pouncey.
Although they brought in a few interesting undrafted free agents on the interior offensive line like Mike Golic Jr., Nik Embernat and others, they certainly can’t be expected to be major contributors anytime soon.
The team has endured a ton of injuries on the offensive line over the past few seasons and Legursky gives them a veteran presence who can make spot starts if needed at both guard and center.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle via Twitter, the Steelers brought in Antoine Caldwell earlier in the offseason for a visit.
As with Doug Legursky, Caldwell would bring the versatility to back up both guard and center for the Steelers.
Hopefully, the offensive line just stays healthy the entire year, but the Steelers can’t go into the season with only Kelvin Beachum and some undrafted rookies as their only depth.
The Steelers just re-signed Steve McLendon to a multi-year contract, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need any other nose tackles on the roster.
Alameda Ta’amu and Hebron Fangupo are still developing and unless they really impress in camp, they shouldn’t be counted on to contribute much in 2013.
Casey Hampton is definitely not the player he once was, but he would be a great fall-back option to have if McLendon does not pan out as hoped in his first season as the starter.