5 free agents the Steelers should sign before training camp
By Andrew Falce
As stated earlier in this piece, the secondary is one of, if not the, weakest groups on the depth chart right now. With depth needs at safety and potentially a starter at corner, getting a player with some versatility would be a good move. The Dolphins recently cut long-time starter Bobby McCain, and he could be just what the Steelers need.
Now, McCain has made the move more full-time to safety, but he started off as a cornerback with both inside and outside flexibility. It was apparent early on that he needed to play inside more, and he had decent success there before moving to safety. For the Steelers, he could be penciled in to compete for the starting slot corner role while also being the top backup safety.
While an option like Poole is a slot-only option, McCain can play almost everywhere in the secondary besides outside cornerback. His versatility would make him valuable at multiple different secondary spots and his experience in the slot would give him an instant path to starting. His biggest drawback would be cost, as most of the options on this list would likely play for the minimum, but McCain may want a little more. That said, the ability and versatility he provides would be worth it.
The Steelers did an admirable job filling their needs on offense in the draft. That said, this roster is still riddled with holes that will need to be filled. These five players are currently still free agents, and each one would make sense for the team to bring in. Keep their names in mind as training camp gets closer.