6 free agents Steelers must still sign in early free agency
By Andrew Falce
Steelers must target Collins
The safety market has been surprisingly more robust than it has normally been over the past few off-seasons. Top names are getting paid like stars while mid-tier names are getting healthy salaries to join their respective teams. Assuming Terrell Edmunds does walk, finding a capable replacement is vital even if the team wants to draft someone to replace him long-term.
Landon Collins just makes sense for this team. He was at one point seen as one of the best safeties in the league before settling into mediocrity with the Commanders. While he was never bad, the contract he had was bloated and caused him to be overpaid. Finally released, Collins would still be a decent solution at safety if added in place of Edmunds.
The best aspect about signing Collins is the fact that he was cut this offseason. That means signing him doesn’t impact the compensatory formula, an additional benefit of bringing him in. Assuming he wants a fair deal for his services, Collins would be a smart addition to this safety room. He is still a good strong safety and one the Steelers could use while replacing Edmunds.