The Pittsburgh Steelers are still searching for Robert Golden’s replacement, bringing in former New York Giants’ special teams ace, Nat Berhe.
After cutting Golden, the Steelers are missing a special teams presence they would like to bring back by the beginning of the season. Golden did impact the defense as a backup, but primarily, his role in Pittsburgh was in special teams.
Now, the Steelers are searching for the newest special teams contributor. First, this team met with former New England Patriots’ legend Matthew Slater. This time, they’re looking to bring in Nat Berhe to talk the future of special teams coverage.
Berhe racked up 22 tackles for the Giants last season, 14 of them coming on special teams. The Steelers already have Darrius Heyward-Bey as a special teams leader, but bringing in Berhe would add that second element they had with Golden.
According to Dale Lolley of DK Sports Pittsburgh, the Steelers are set to bring Berhe in this week for a visit. While they continue working on draft analysis, they’ll work on signing their third outsource signing of the free agency period.
Berhe will be the fifth player to visit Pittsburgh this offseason. Although it doesn’t seem like a big deal following the Jon Bostic and Morgan Burnett signings, bringing in a special teams guy would complete an already stacked roster.
Pittsburgh will try to work out a deal after missing out on Slater and Mike Thomas. Berhe won’t be looking for much, and with Le’Veon Bell negotiations on hold, the cap space becomes less of an issue for the Steelers.
This could be the final major signing of the free agency period for Pittsburgh. Outside of bringing in some fillers and resigning Eli Rogers, people shouldn’t expect much more action from the Steelers for the rest of the offseason.