The Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency added another member to the list of signees.
Former New York Giant, Nat Berhe, announced Wednesday that he’s signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Berhe, well known for his specialities on punt and kick coverage, comes to Pittsburgh to replace safety and special teams captain, Robert Golden.
After the signings of Jon Bostic and Morgan Burnett, the Steelers addition of Berhe may finalize their free agency for the time being. With less than a month before the NFL Draft, Pittsburgh will likely turn focus towards their draft board and a loaded class of players.
This is a big move for the Steelers as they looked to complete their roster before the draft. Now, they really have minimum holes to fill with the class of rookies. Instead, they can plan to add depth and bring in the next generation of stars in the Steel City.
After the Berhe signing, Pittsburgh’s next worry outside the draft with be Bud Dupree. With his fifth-year option deadline coming at the beginning of May, the Steelers will need to decide whether or not to keep their outside linebacker.
Besides that, the offseason will rely heavily on Le’Veon Bell’s future. No contract has been agreed upon yet and the two sides have ended negotiations for the time being. July 16 deadline may push the Steelers to meet Bell’s $17 million demands, but it could also mean moving on from the running back.
Pittsburgh has had one of the most entertaining offseasons in team history. Now, they move on to the next step of the process and prepare for the draft. From there, the summer awaits them and all the roster moves that come with it.
Expect smaller signings from here on out, but continued action in the free agent market. This team will need to add bulk to their depth chart, but won’t look to do so with big name players.