4 veteran OLBs the Steelers need to sign to replace Dupree
While his name may leave a bad taste in your mouth, long-time rival Terrell Suggs is still available and wants to play. Despite playing for both the Cardinals and the Chiefs last year, Suggs amassed 6.5 sacks despite only serving as a reserve pass rusher. As well, the Steelers have had to play him often during his career. They know the type of player they would be getting, and his wealth of knowledge at age 37 could aid this group.
At his age, he may even be willing to take a spot on the practice squad to serve as a mentor in practice. That way, he won’t be worn out by seeing game time quickly and the Steelers can get him ready in case of injury. Ideally, he would stay there the rest of the season and wouldn’t see the field often. As well, if he can pass down some of his traits to the younger guys, he would be well worth the investment.
The biggest drawback is that if he was called up to the roster, he wouldn’t offer much outside of a rotational pass-rushing specialist. He doesn’t set the edge as he used to and he is a non-factor on special teams. Given the surplus of special team players that the Steelers have though, Suggs could get away with this. He may not be the best add on candidate, but the veteran would still have something to offer the Steelers.