There is nothing more disheartening as an NFL fan than watching your favorite franchise frivolously spend salary-cap space. Every season, teams dump salary only to have other squads come in and scoop the released players up.
Sometimes it works and other times it fails miserably. Good teams have learned how to play this game well.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have never been big players in the free-agent market, so Steelers fans have never been in a position to be too high or too low about any of this.
This season might be a bit different. Pittsburgh is coming off consecutive seasons where it failed to break .500 and there could be some desperation to try to turn things around quickly.
This means the Steelers could try to make big moves to free up cap space and in turn go out and sign some high-profile players to bolster the roster. However, these sorts of moves must be made with caution. Many of this year's free agents are risky and expensive.
Here are the five free-agent moves the Steelers must avoid this offseason.