Three pending free agents Steelers must try to re-sign

Sean Davis #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Sean Davis #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers will have decisions to make regarding pending free agents.  Who should they try to re-sign?

According to SPOTRAC, the Steelers will have eight unrestricted free agents (UFA) heading into the 2020 NFL season.  Of the eight pending unrestricted free agents, the Steelers, in my opinion, must try to resign Sean Davis, B.J. Finney, and Nick Vannett. For reasons that we will discuss shortly, the aforementioned players represent what free agency has become for the Steelers.

While it would be great to see all eight players re-sign with us, the reality of free agency in today’s NFL is such that not all of the Steelers free agents, unrestricted or restricted, will be re-signed. There are myriad reasons why a player would want or not want to re-sign with us, but the over-arching reason generally comes down to a fiscal decision.

That fiscal decision for the Steelers lies in whether or not we can free up enough salary cap space to be in a position to offer a competitive contract to any or all of our free agents. As you may or may not know, the Steelers have never really been and probably never really will be ‘big players’ in free agency.  In other words, we have usually tried to re-sign our own free agents and have gone to the free-agent market to supplement where we can.

Those free agent signings; however, have had mixed results which is the reason I am advocating for the Steelers to try to re-sign our own. With that in mind, let’s take a look at why the Steelers must try to re-sign Davis.