8 free agent receivers the Steelers can sign to replace JuJu

JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller (3) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers could sign Fuller

At one point in time, Will Fuller was seen as an up-and-coming receiver with the potential to be elite. A perfect athlete, Fuller could attack defense on deep routes from the outside or burn them inside from the slot. Unfortunately, a drug scandal and injuries derailed his season with the Dolphins, and he will once again find himself a free agent with his market at an all-time low in terms of value.

This should interest the Steelers, as they could get a potentially great receiver for next to nothing. Fuller will want a chance to establish himself as a top threat on a cheap prove it deal, and the team should be all over that. Fuller would be a great name with serious speed to fill in at the slot. He is still outside capable as well, meaning he could rotate around with the other receivers on the team.

While him not playing most of last season isn’t great, it does lend Fuller to being a cheap option for the team. While there is a risk that he won’t achieve the same levels of play that he did earlier in his career, he is worth the risk if cheap enough. He has the speed and route-running ability to be a huge threat in the slot. He is a name the team must consider once free agency rolls around.

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The Steelers will need to add a new face or two to their receiving room, and these free agents make the most sense. While the team can and should draft a receiver, adding one as a free agent is logical. Keep these names in mind for the team moving forward.