4 free agents Steelers should let walk in 2024

These guys need to go.
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At 7-7 and losers of three in a row, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hanging on for dear life in the AFC playoff picture.

The injury to Kenny Pickett seems to have been bigger than some had originally thought, with Mitchell Trubisky struggling mightily in his place. Defensively, the Steelers just allowed 30 points for the third time this year to Gardner Minshew and the Colts.

If the season continues this way down the stretch, we'll be getting ready for an early offseason.

Speaking of which, let's look ahead a bit to the Steelers' offseason, and specifically some free agents the team needs to let walk.

1. Levi Wallace, CB

If we're being honest, this first one shouldn't even need an explanation. If there was one player Steelers fans have wanted gone, all season long, it is cornerback Levi Wallace. Up until Week 10, when Wallace finally saw his playing time cool off, he had been the weakest player on this defensive unit.

Somehow, he had lasted that long before ultimately losing his job to rookie second-round pick Joey Porter Jr. Through seven weeks, Wallace had allowed at least 50 percent of his targets to be caught in all but one game, with three games over 60 percent, including one over 80 and another at an even 100. He also gave up six touchdowns in that span.

Wallace has firmly played his way off this roster, as evidenced by his snap counts since Week 10. It wasn't until this last week against the Colts that Wallace saw full-time snaps once again, thanks to Patrick Peterson sliding to safety for the injured Minkah Fitzpatrick.