Three great Steelers offseason pickups

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3. Michael Vick

A lot of Pittsburgh fans and political activists are not happy about the Michael Vick signing. While I certainly understand where they’re coming from, I think it’s time to recognize that Vick has paid his debt to society, which is more than we can say for countless professional athletes who have gotten away with more egregious crimes.

The reason the Steelers were willing to give Vick a chance isn’t because they’re good Samaritans: it’s because Vick can still ball, as the Buffalo Bills learned the hard way during the preseason:

Vick is not the superstar he once was, but he’s still more elusive than most quarterbacks once he takes off and he has a knack for creating big plays.

Colbert signed Vick to a one-year deal for less than a million dollars.

Unless Ben Roethlisberger goes down he won’t see the field, but if he does Steelers fans will be grateful he’s on their side. He’s not a starter anymore, but you can do a whole lot worse than having Vick as your backup, as the Chicago Bears are about to learn.

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