The Steelers still have quite a few needs to fill, and these four budget-free agents would make a lot of sense for the team before camp.
The Steelers are in a weird roster spot as of now. The team has the cash to burn and open roster spots, yet the depth chart could still be better filled out. While these names aren’t notable ones, each of the options here would add more competition to the depth chart. Here are four budget-free agents that the Steelers should sign before camp.
Steelers budget free agent #4
As documented in other posts, the Steelers are in a really weird situation with their slot receivers. While Calvin Austin projects to eventually play there, he will likely need some time to develop before he can be counted on. That leaves Anthony Miller as the best option as of this writing. Getting a capable veteran slot target would make a lot of sense.
While on the back end of his career, Mohamed Sanu would make a lot of sense on a minimum deal. While never an elite receiver, he runs sharp routes and has good hands. He hasn’t been a heavy producer for teams as of late, but he would provide the Steelers with a veteran presence to a young receiving room and a capable slot target early on in the season.
Sanu could step into a leadership role early on and take some of the younger players under his wing. While expecting a lot of production from him would seem unlikely, he should be able to handle the slot role early in the season. The team is lacking here, so finding a capable veteran to fill the void would make a lot of sense.