Steelers could bolster depleted WR room with these free agents

Will Fuller #3 of the Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Washington Football Team wide receiver Adam Humphries (13) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers could sign Adam Humphries

If the Steelers want to go a different direction in terms of a free agent wide receiver, they could look for more of a true slot option in Adam Humphries. If you recall, Humphries was the player who took over in Washington after Steven Sims fell out of favor. Before that, he was a steady, reliable option for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans.

Humphries has made a living in his niche as a starting slot receiver. The best thing about this potential signing is that he is coming off a season in which he started 11 games in Washington and caught 41 passes. This is a whole lot more than the 6 catches Sims, Boykin, and Olszewski have combined for over the past two years.

Humphries doesn’t offer any special traits, but the Steelers would be getting a 29-year-old receiver with experience and 320 career catches. At the very least, he would offer some security at the slot position and would come pretty cheap at this point in his career.

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Once again, I think that the Pittsburgh Steelers should roll with the receivers they currently have on the roster, but I can see a scenario where Mike Tomlin might look for something more to help out Kenny Pickett. Realistically, this team should be making moves that focus on the future; not fixating on the present by signing aging free agents.