3 Steelers who could be traded mid-season in 2023

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Now that Omar Khan has gotten a taste of what it can be like to trade a player away before the deadline, he's more apt to do it again. The Pittsburgh Steelers shipped wide receiver, Chase Claypool, to the Chicago Bears in exchange for their second-round pick. That pick ultimately became the 32nd overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft -- which was used to acquire cornerback, Joey Porter Jr.

Trading back is something that assistant GM Andy Weidl was already very familiar with during his time in Philadelphia, and with Khan getting on board this past April, we could potentially see more trades happening ahead of the deadline.

Right now, it's hard to tell exactly who could get traded. But at the same time, I don't think Steelers media seriously thought Claypool was going to get dealt before the deadline last year either. Here are three players the Pittsburgh Steelers could trade mid-season in 2023.

3. Steelers could trade OG Kevin Dotson

The first name on the list might be the most obvious, considering the current roster construction at the guard position. Kevin Dotson was a two-year starter for the Steelers, and at times, he played remarkably well. Sadly, he never developed the consistency to be a reliable starter at the position, and mental lapses from Dotson plagued the offensive line often in 2022.

As a result of his shaky play at times, the Steelers went out and signed not one, but two offensive guards in free agency -- landing Issac Seumalo and Nate Herbig. This was after Kevin Colbert already signed a pair of interior offensive linemen the previous offseason in James Daniels and Mason Cole (the latter of whom played center for Pittsburgh).

The depth is suddenly remarkably strong at the position. This will likely make Dotson the fourth offensive guard on the team. Still, there's some value in this player. Kevin Dotson is still on a cheap rookie contract and he can be a starter if a team loses a guard to an injury early in the season. He could be traded in 2023.