Free Agency moves the Steelers should have made this year

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 11: Jurrell Casey #99 of the Tennessee Titans and teammates celebrate after a fumble by the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 11: Jurrell Casey #99 of the Tennessee Titans and teammates celebrate after a fumble by the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 13: Andrew Billings #99 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Andrew Billings, NT, Cleveland Browns

Contract Signed: 1-year, 3.5 million dollars

Essentially take everything about the Harris signing and apply it to Andrew Billings. With the hole left from Hargraves’s departure, the Steelers need to find a new cog in the middle of the line. While Harris is more of a pass-rushing threat on the inside, Billings is a stout run defender.

While some will point to that as a negative, saying Billings would only be able to play in base defense, his ability to start and add a solid presence on the line would be valuable, nonetheless. No, he wouldn’t be the threat that Hargrave was, but he would add a different dimension on the line.

His value as a run stopper could have earned him a contract similar to a guy like Danny Shelton (2-years 8 million). He would be a great player in base defense and would help open holes for the pass rushers to get after the QB. As well, he will only be 25 this season, meaning he could develop into a constant threat on this line.

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