3 free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers should have their eye on this offseason
The Pittsburgh Steelers need a new mindset this offseason, and could target these free agents by doing so.
Free agency is a time in which Pittsburgh is not normally hyperactive, but this year can be a time for change. Multiple positions on this Steelers team can be filled by a few veteran players who may sign for a chance to play in the postseason or maybe even come back to a team they were on before.
Many names have been rumored, but three names make the most sense and here are my reasons why Lawrence Timmons, Tre Boston, and Eric Reid would make the most sense as Free Agency signings in the Steel City.
Losing Ryan Shazier was game-changing late last season, and this defense definitely was affected by his injury. Not only did they lose a speedy game changer, but they also lost someone who knew the defensive playbook inside and out.
A linebacker on the market that could fill the spot Shazier temporarily leaves is Lawrence Timmons. Longtime Steelers fans will remember Timmons because of his nine-year tender with the Steelers stemming from 2007-2016.
Timmons has an incredible memory of this playbook and would take a favorable pay cut to come back to Pittsburgh and potentially make it back to the Super Bowl. In his time with Pittsburgh, Timmons recorded 677 combined tackles, 14 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions playing inside and outside linebacker in the defensive scheme of former coordinator Dick LeBeau.
These numbers and acknowledgment of his playbook memory makes bringing the former Florida State Seminole and Steelers great back.