The Pittsburgh Steelers roster is showing some holes three weeks into the season. Here are some players they could add to salvage the season.
There are a few positions that I feel the Steelers could instantly improve with a free agent signing. With the Steelers sitting at 1-2 but still within reach of the division early in the season, Pittsburgh should consider bringing in some outside help.
Some of the positions considered below are on the defensive side. Pittsburgh does not have a corner that can match up against true #1 receivers at this point as Witherspoon seems to have cooled off since his strong ending to last season.
Meanwhile, Levi Wallace has been consistently getting beat. Pittsburgh still needs help against the run up front as Devin Bush is officially a bust. The lack of a true edge presence is evident without TJ Watt and the struggles of the offensive line have been well documented. So without further ado here are some options that could fill some of these holes.
Steelers could sign LB Blake Martinez
Former Packer and Giant Blake Martinez should be brought in for Pittsburgh. The Steelers are still struggling to stop the run. Devin Bush may be looking slightly better now than he did last year, yet it is nowhere near enough. Blake Martinez instantly gives the Steelers a sure tackler along with a guy who can get off blocks. He may not be the best in coverage, yet those responsibilities lie more with Myles Jack or Robert Spillane anyways.
Eric Fisher would be an improvement at LT
Former Colt and Chief Eric Fisher should be tried out for the Steelers. I have said in the past that the offensive line was the weakest position group on the roster and I still feel that way. Dan Moore is officially the worst of the group and by coincidence, the best lineman left in free agency happens to be a Tackle. While I don’t think Fisher offers an elite option at tackle he at the least is serviceable which would be a few levels above what Dan Moore has contributed at this point, particularly in the run game.
Jason Pierre-Paul still has some left in the tank
Former Giant and Buccaneer Jason Pierre-Paul should be brought in for the Steelers. While JPP doesn’t offer the Steelers much for the long-term and will be riding the bench when Watt becomes healthy, he offers a legit pass rusher across from Highsmith for the time being. JPP would also be a good option to be used rotationally as the top reserve edge defender and his experience on both sides of the line certainly helps his case.
Steelers could add depth at CB with Chris Harris
The Steelers should also consider bringing in former Bronco Chris Harris Jr. Harris was one of the top corners in the league for years and could offer some more stability on the outside. At the current moment, both Levi Wallace and Akhello Witherspoon have been less than impressive. Amari Cooper diced up anyone line up across from his in Week 3. Harris offers someone who can stick with most #1 options in the league consistently and the Steelers don’t seem to have that right now.