Mitch Morse leaves Steelers visit without a contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for replacements for Mason Cole after releasing the veteran earlier this offseason.

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It didn't take long for teams to show an interest in newly released center Mitch Morse. Shortly after the veteran lineman was released by the Buffalo Bills along with numerous other players in a series of cost-cutting measures, Morse is currently out on his free-agent tour and he's already made his first stop with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to The Athletic's Dianna Russini, Morse has already put in some face time in Pittsburgh heading into the weekend and is now on his way to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Steelers are looking for help up front as they remake their offensive line following the release of linemen like center Mason Cole and tackle Chukwuma Okorafor. The latter has already signed with the New England Patriots.

The Steelers are looking for an upgrade over center Mason Cole after releasing the veteran earlier this offseason.

It will be interesting to see what sort of deal Morse can command because he was making considerably more money than Cole coming into this season. Morse was coming into the second year of a two-year, $19.5M extension in '24. However, he's much older and comes with a history of concussions, so the market will not be as kind this time around.

The good news Morse brings to any new team is a strong reputation as a proven pass blocker. Morse has been a high-quality lineman up front for a prolific Bills' offense, and he made his first and only Pro Bowl a year ago, his eighth season in the league.

Morse originally entered the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs as the team's second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Despite having to take over for an above-average starter in Rodney Hudson, Morse slipped right into the starting line-up without a hitch and held down the role for his full rookie deal before finding a big payday in free agency with the Buffalo Bills.

Morse, who will be 32 years old next month, has started in 126 regular season games in his nine-year NFL career, including all 17 last season for Buffalo.