3 bargain free agents Steelers to target in 2021 offseason

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The Steelers have cap issues heading into the offseason so bargain shopping will be a necessity in free agency if holes are filled.

There will be rumors and big names out in the free agency pool this spring but they will not be coming to the Steelers. It will be tough for General Manager, Kevin Colbert to find cap space for this team going into next season. It can be done and he could find creative ways to find that space. Many starters and key depth players will be leaving the team and holes will need to be filled. It is entirely possible that this team with limited money to spend can still be active on the market. It will all depend on fit, interest from other teams, and how much money they will command on the open market.

Many of these free agents listed in this article are potential fillers to take away potential draft needs or add much-needed depth at a starving position on this roster come 2021. It will need to be discounted rates with players potentially taking prove-it deals or trying to reestablish themselves as their careers start to dwindle into the ladder years. It will not be easy to lure players to Pittsburgh even though it is a well-respected franchise around the NFL. These players are looking for money, after all, that’s why most of these people went to the free-agent market.

Kelvin Beachum, OT

Beachum left the Steelers years ago during free agency. He is now older and a veteran in the league. The connection is certainly there and this could be an interesting option for the black and yellow to consider. He is still playing fairly well and could be a nice stop-gap starting left tackle for this team. He and Chuks Okorafor could battle it out for the starting spot in camp or at the very least he could be amazing depth.

He played well for the New York Jets after signing a nice contract with them and joined the Arizona Cardinals last season. He was a nice stable piece for that offensive line in the desert. He is not the same player he used to be but age will do that to everyone. This is still a decent starter in the league and this signing would take away the immediate need for a tackle in the draft. Even if a tackle would still be taken, he could sit and learn instead of being thrown into the fire. This would be a very smart signing for the squad if it is a one year deal that would be relatively cheap. His demand on the market shouldn’t be huge because of his age and the past connection with the team should help as well.