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Steelers could start Kearse
Jayron Kearse wasn’t much of a starter before this season, but the Cowboys added him on a cheap one-year deal for depth. His great play was hard to keep off the field though, and he quickly ascended into the starting strong safety for Dallas. He has been effective as both a coverage player and a run defender.
Kearse has always had the size and athleticism to succeed in the NFL, but his ability to read an offense was never that great. That seemed to have changed this season, as he quickly became one of the more dynamic defensive backs for the Cowboys. The Steelers could add him in the offseason to give Fitzpatrick a stronger running mate.
The biggest issue with Kearse is that any team adding him is paying for essentially one year of production. There have been countless times that a player was one and done, and a large deal could easily backfire on the Steelers. That said, his play from this season would be a huge boost for this secondary. If the team is ok with the risk, Kearse would be a great addition to this secondary.