Low cost trades Steelers should pursue during training camp

James Washington Pittsburgh Steelers ((Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
James Washington Pittsburgh Steelers ((Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
1 of 6

The Steelers have made a plethora of small trades during training camp, and 2020 should be no different as the Steelers could still build their roster

The Steelers have become one of the busiest front offices in the past few years in terms of adding players late into training camp. The Steelers typically assess their roster, see what holes there are, and add players accordingly and assuming they get a deal that works for them. Some of these trades have really worked out; the Vance McDonald trade has proven to be well worth the move back. Others, like adding Ryan Switzer or J.J. Wilcox, have proven to be more of a wasted pick.

While the Steelers roster is put together well, they are still lacking in certain areas. These areas provide a starting point as to what position the Steelers may look to target during camp. While there isn’t a guarantee that a deal will happen, the Steelers have made it a point to add to these weak spots in hopes of patching that hole at least for that season.

Important to note is that the Steelers typically only target players that they have had previous interest in and typically are still on their rookie deals. Being a high pedigree player doesn’t hurt either, as the Steelers typically like to add players who were drafted before the fourth round. Finally, these deals need to be cheap, as the Steelers rarely part with more than a day three pick, and more typically swap late-round picks in exchange for the player. With all of this considered, here are the most likely Steelers trade candidates for training camp.