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James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

JuJu Smith-Schuster will be leaving

JuJu Smith-Schuster has become one of the fan’s favorite players to watch both on and off the field. He has been a solid contributor during the 60 minutes of play but many do not recognize all the amazing charitable work that he has done off the field. He gets constant hate for some distractions that he has made on social media but they were small things that never really affected the game.

JuJu is the fun and lovable kid that was so easy to like coming out of USC. The Steelers and he really wanted to find a way to come back but he deserves his payday and the team cannot afford that. He has a market out there as he will be one of the top receivers in free agency.

Smith-Schuster posted a goodbye of sorts on Instagram saying no matter what happens this week, he will always love his time in Pittsburgh. Today it was also reported that he has told teammates that signing onto another team seems to be the more likely option going forward. Many fans will hate to see him go but money talks and these players deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. They put in so much work to play in the NFL and getting this well-deserved pay-raise is such a great part of the league.

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The Steelers head into free agency with many big names starting to negotiate with other teams. Many names will go but some will stay as the team works to re-sign their own.