5 free agents the Steelers have to sign in 2021 offseason

Desmond King #33 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan #54 of the Las Vegas Raiders (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Raekwon McMillan

It was a weird season for Raekwon McMillan, as the former Dolphin was traded to the Raiders with the anticipation he would continue to start, yet he only started four games in total. By the end of the year, McMillian only logged 140 defensive snaps as he became more of a special teams only option. He will likely be looking for a new home this offseason.

With Vince Williams being a potential cap casualty this offseason, the Steelers could look to bring in a similar style of player for cheap. McMillan is a run-stopping option only at this point, as he is constantly exposed while in coverage. That said, he is a big body, and he could fill in well if the team is forced to move on from Williams. While not an uber athlete either, McMillan would still be a faster option than Williams.

He wouldn’t even have to start right away either, as the team could opt to give Robert Spillane the nod their first. McMillan could still be a force on special teams though, as he carved out a great role there while with the Raiders. Considering his lack of play this season, his price tag should be extremely cheap on top of this. While he wouldn’t be a dynamic starter, he could make the team deeper at linebacker as well as finding a key role on special teams.