Steelers rumor roundup: Day one of free agent tampering

James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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The NFL free agency tampering period has begun and the expiring free agents for the Steelers are now allowed to negotiate with other clubs.

Free agency always has overspending involved with the process and that could spell disaster for the Steelers. They have limited cap space as the tampering period begins, so do not be surprised if many of those ‘big names’ leave town for big deals elsewhere. Names like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Bud Dupree, Alejandro Villanueva, and many more seem to be almost sure-fire bets to be packing their things and leaving the Steel City.

Fans should not hold grudges against these players. They leave a franchise for big deals because they work extremely hard to get to this point in their careers to get money stashed away to live their lives in luxury.

James Conner to the Miami Dolphins?

It has been a very tough road for the former Pitt Panther ever since his breakout season a couple years ago. Ever since then, he has seen nothing in terms of run-lanes and has been significantly hindered by injuries. Finding a new home and rejuvenating his career elsewhere seems to be the most likely option for James Conner. His story is amazing and fans will cheer for him no matter where he goes.

A short-term deal would make a lot of sense and joining a Dolphins offense that needs weapons around Tua Tagovailoa is a must. The Steelers seem to be going in a different direction for their starter at running back. John Clayton has reported that the Dolphins have interest in Conner so do not be surprised if that’s where the running back ends up in the coming days.