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Jeff Reed was inconsistent and a lightning rod for controversy, so he was released in favor of Shaun Suisham, who was consistent and quiet. Now Suisham is the free agent kicker the team will either pursue or move on from.
It doesn't end there, however. Daniel Sepulveda, who's recovering from an ACL tear (and this isn't the first time), is also a free agent now. So is his in-season replacement, Jeremy Kapinos, who did a serviceable job down the stretch and in the playoffs.
Pittsburgh, especially with their style of defense and offense, depends heavily on field position advantages generated by their kicking tandem. While Suisham and Kapinos were solid, they were by no means above average in this regard.
One solution is to resign both and hope that another year does them good. If they can resign Sepulveda, they'll still need to bring someone in to push him and also in case he is not ready to begin the year.
Suisham is an interesting case. He kicked well, so he may ask for a longer contract and higher salary. I'm not sure he's worth that commitment, particularly in years. If his price is too high, the team will have to go elsewhere.
As far as free agents go, the market is thin. The draft class isn't particularly deep either, so it will be interesting to see how the Steelers fill these two spots. Right now, the odds are on at least one player returning and possibly a draft pick in the other spot.