Free Agency deals Steelers should regret missing out on

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With the majority of free agency wrapped up, the Steelers have made some aggressive pushes to better this roster. Although they haven’t had any blatantly bad deals, I also firmly believe that they have missed some great value considering some of the contracts that were signed by other players. There was a lot of value in free agency, and Pittsburgh didn’t capitalize.

Looking over the contracts that were signed, some deals stood out as ones that the team should have made. This could have been in addition to the moves that they already have, or in some cases, it could have replaced a deal this team signed. Here are the six deals the Steelers missed out on from free agency.

Steelers missed out on Chase Winovich

One of the more underrated needs that this team has is a capable third edge rusher. T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith are great starters, but neither has a capable reserve that can rotate in and keep them fresh. We also saw this pass rush die after Watt was injured, as opposing offenses could double-team both Highsmith and Cameron Heyward.

An edge rusher that made a lot of sense was Chase Winovich. Coming off an injury-plagued season, he wasn’t going to command big money. He flashed early in his career though, and he has proven to be a dependable starter when called upon. He could rotate in on gameday and fill in if a starter was injured.

He only signed for 2 million dollars with the Texans on top of this. While it was only a one-year deal, it was a very fairly priced one. Winovich would have made this depth chart better, and on such a cheap deal he would have been a smart addition in free agency.