Pittsburgh Steelers: A Position-by-Position Primer to Free Agency

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Pittsburgh Steelers: A Position-by-Position Primer to Free Agency
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The NFL regular season is in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That means it is now time to turn their attention to free agency and how to make this team better. Many of the positional units on this roster are set, however there are certainly gaps in the roster that could be filled via free agency.

Let's take a quick rundown of each of the current positional units and project ahead at some possible free- agent targets. Ideally, the Steelers will be players in free agency, but don't get it twisted. Even in a best-case scenario where Pittsburgh is in a position to free up significant cap space, they likely won't dive head-first into the pool.

The fact of the matter is this team is organized around a core of players. On offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, wide receiver Antonio Brown and guard David DeCastro are the foundations of the future.

On defense, there is a similar group of players to build around. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, linebacker Lawrence Timmons, cornerback Cortez Allen and safety Shamarko Thomas look to be the pieces in place to allow this defense to be great again.

The key will be to put players around these two groups that make them successful, while always being chary of the salary cap.

All free agent information is courtesy of KFFL.com.

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