An entire season still needs to be played before Omar Khan and the front office can start making tough decisions about their team. We learned with the first offseason under Khan's control that he is not afraid to stay busy and get creative with player acquisitions. He has made some gambles that seem to improve the club when you look at some of the names.
Cap space is not the enemy of the Steelers in 2024 as they are projected at a smidge under 20 million. That spending cash will get swallowed up with some of the talents that still need to be extended after this year like Alex Highsmith. There could be plenty of contract restructuring and cap casualties to free up some extra space when the time comes.
A longtime starter on special teams could be a surprise cut in 2024
It would have shocked many fans if you brought up the idea of cutting Chris Boswell around this time last year. He was still one of the best kickers in the NFL, despite a season prior that did create a cause for concern. Now, Boswell heads into a season where there is uncertainty about his future with the club, especially if his struggles from last year carry over.
According to overthecap.com, releasing Boswell would create zero dollars for the club, but it might be time to move on. Cutting the longtime kicker of the black and gold would cost the team a little under 100 thousand bucks. That would be a tough pill to swallow, but if his struggles from last year carry over, it might be time to find another solution.