As the initial rush of NFL free agency ends, it is time to take a peek at the free-agent moves the Pittsburgh Steelers have made up to this point. It isn't always a case of making headlines that constitute a great free-agency period.
Often times, especially we get caught up in all the names who are changing zip codes, we forget that the best moves are the ones that you don't hear about. Sometimes it is better for the franchise to hold onto the players it has, rather than take a chance on the unknown with new players. And other times, it is the move you don't make, that really matters most.
Overall, Pittsburgh has had a solid, albeit quiet offseason. After clearing some cap space to get themselves compliant fiscally, the Steelers looked to their own roster to see who could be retained.
Once those decisions were made, it was time to consider which outside free agents to bring in and with them, which to sign. In the final analysis, the Steelers have done far more good than bad at this point.
Have a look at some of the best and worst of the Steelers' free-agent moves.