5 players who could reunite with Arthur Smith on the Steelers in 2024

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Steelers could sign Matt Hennessy

On the surface, Matt Hennessy is one of the lesser-known names on this list and a hard one to get behind. Upon further inspection though, there is a fit here, and one that stems back to his time at Temple. Again, the predraft process was a weird one, but many connected Hennessy to the team given their need for an interior lineman.

Instead, the Falcons landed Hennessy, and he looked like a potential find. He started every game during his second season with the team and graded out well as a blocker. His third season saw him get benched, and he missed all of last season with an injury.

The Steelers need a center, and Hennessy could be just the cheap solution to fill the hole. Given his past two seasons not amounting to much, his second contract in the league shouldn’t be a lot. He can slide in as the center if need be though. Nate Herbig can also play there, but his resume as a center isn’t extensive.

Hennessy could add another capable name to the mix and push to start given his experience. If the team lands a top center in the draft, then Hennessy becomes interior depth. I like his center tape more than Herbig, and adding him on the cheap doesn’t stop you from drafting a center early. Overall, he makes a lot of sense and could follow his old head coach to Pittsburgh.