Less than a week into free agency, it has not been hard to see that there is a different feel around the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rather than wait for the market to settle, the Steelers have been aggressive and made a splash.
It all began by signing Mike Mitchell to a five-year deal to take over for Ryan Clark at free safety. They continued their effort to upgrade the defense by adding Cam Thomas to provide depth along the defensive line.
Both players should help boost a defense that fell to 13th in the league last season, but there is plenty of work to go.
The Steelers have depth issues scattered throughout the roster and have limited cap space with which to work. They will have to make smart signings that are cost effective to help fill major holes on the roster.
With so many needs left to address, the Steelers still can take a look at numerous players to bolster the roster. The following slides will examine Pittsburgh’s best remaining free-agent options ranked from least to most likely to be signed.
Note: All stats are courtesy of NFL.com.