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Steelers target from Bengals: DB Tycen Anderson

Like the Ravens, you really have to be looking at the bottom of the depth chart, as a trade for a player isn’t likely given the divisional rival aspect. One of the better rosters in the NFL, there should be some intriguing names that are released. While there are a couple of special teams players to keep an eye on, I would be thrilled to land Tycen Anderson.

Anderson was a fifth-round pick of the Bengals last season and was taken due to his rare size and athleticism. He fits the mold of a traditional box safety and has the hard-hitting nature of a potential linebacker. Add in his rare speed and Anderson is an athlete first as he is still developing his football identity.

The Bengals still like Anderson, but their safety room now has Jordan Battle in it, and he can fill the role of a box safety. If Anderson falters during training camp, he could quickly be out the door after missing his entire rookie season with an injury. If he were to be cut, the Steelers should pounce on him.

Others considered: DB Michael Thomas

Anderson’s competition to make the roster, Michael Thomas isn’t a flashy name, but he is a solid veteran presence that can back up either safety spot. More importantly, he is a great special teams player. If Anderson beats him out, he would be another name to potentially add to the depth chart and to play special teams.