6 potential cap casualties the Steelers must sign in 2022
By Andrew Falce
With teams getting ready to cut overpriced veterans, these six potential cap casualties have to be on the Steelers’ radar.
Every offseason sees a slew of talented veterans get cut. No matter if it is due to salary cap constraints, a cheaper option being there, or the team just going in a new direction, every team typically releases at least one player between now and free agency.
The Steelers need to be open to adding from these players, as they can find quality veterans for cheap, and these signings don’t impact compensatory picks. Here are six potential salary-cap casualties the Steelers have to sign.
Steelers should target Doyle
All things considered; Jack Doyle has had quite a successful career since being undrafted. While he was never a top receiving threat, he was a balanced player that could be a killer in the red zone. He was a safety valve for Andrew Luck before his retirement, and now it seems as though age is catching up to Doyle as well.
If Doyle were to be released, the Steelers should be all over him if the price was right. While Pat Freiermuth is the unquestioned future at the position and Zach Gentry was a capable backup, Doyle would provide three capable all-around tight ends. On top of this, Doyle is still an effective blocker, meaning he could still see the field even if he isn’t being targeted in the passing game.
While some want a dynamic receiving tight end, the team showed that they are better suited with a balanced option after Eric Ebron flamed out. Doyle is just that and adding him would strengthen this room immensely.