5 Steelers that could be reunited with the team in 2023
The Steelers are getting their game plan set for free agency as they look to build off a lackluster 2022 season. While the team won’t be swimming in cap space, they should have enough money to make a few key moves. Some of those moves could even reunite them with some players that have been here in the past.
Pittsburgh has always been open to reunions with former players. From James Harrison to Larry Foote to Plaxico Burress and Antwaan Randle El just to name a few, it isn’t uncommon for players to return to the Steelers after stints elsewhere. With there being quite a few reunion candidates out there, here are five potential players that could return to the Steelers in 2023.
5. Steelers may build out their special teams room
A surprise impact player for the Steelers, Tyler Matakevich was an undersized and unathletic but productive linebacker from Temple. A seventh-round pick, he carved out a niche role on special teams. His college production never translated to defensive success, but he has become one of the best special teams players in the league.
While Matakevich won’t resolve the Steelers' linebacker woes, he would be a great return candidate to fill out the depth chart and play on special teams. He has continued to flash there with the Bills, and a return to Pittsburgh isn’t out of the question. While he is a special teams player only, it would still be a welcome return if the team brings him back.