The Steelers are a team notorious for adding talent late in the process of the offseason. While the initial roster is set, and will likely remain that way before training camp, other teams will be in the same process of figuring out their final 53-man rosters. This will lead to new players becoming available via trade and release.
I have taken it upon myself to dive into every roster in the league to find some potential players that the Steelers should be watching. Some names could be trade candidates, others could be cut, some were former targets of the team, and all of them would fill out the depth chart and make this roster better. This will be a long post, but here is one player that the Steelers could be targeting from every other NFL roster.
Steelers target from the Cardinals: OT Dennis Daley
On the surface, the Steelers are three deep at offensive tackle, so adding another name wouldn’t make a lot of sense. That said, if Broderick Jones can’t earn the starting left tackle role early, the team will need some help at backup tackle. Dennis Daley can be a fine swing tackle in a pinch.
This wouldn’t be the first time Pittsburgh showed interest in Daley either. Reports were that the team was interested in trading for him last offseason, but the deal was never finalized. If the team needs a true swing tackle, Daley makes a lot of sense. Tackle isn’t the biggest need, but the Cardinals aren’t exactly deep across their roster.
Others considered: OT Josh Jones
The player likely competing with Daley this offseason is Jones. A former mid-round pick, Jones was abysmal his first two seasons but showcased some good play last year. If Daley were to win the spot, I would pivot my interest to Jones. Again, there aren’t a lot of great options to choose from on this Cardinals roster.
And no, Isaiah Simmons does not make this list. Considering he is in the last year of his deal, you would have to work out a long-term deal or face the likelihood that he is a one-year rental. The Cardinals are also moving him to defensive back again, so the fit is still a question. He is a puzzle not worth putting together.