5 free agents that could give Steelers new life in the New Year

Pittsburgh could give themselves a head start on 2024 with these free agent pickups.

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2. Kendall Fuller, CB

Any Steelers fan would tell you that cornerback has been a major pain point this season. One of the big weaknesses in their secondary has been Levi Wallace, who ultimately lost his job to rookie Joey Porter Jr. -- although it was way too late to make that change.

Whether the Steelers go after a cornerback in the draft next year, or in free agency, they need to find some depth. Patrick Peterson signed a 2-year deal with Pittsburgh and could be here in 2024, still, but Pittsburgh could also cut him and save almost $7 million in the process.

If they chose the free agent route, Kendall Fuller is a good bet to leave Washington. He's been a very good cornerback in this league for a few years now and, at age 28 (he'll be 29 shortly) he will want to spend the remainder of his prime looking for a Super Bowl. Pittsburgh could give him that opportunity, once again, if they proved they were a "win now" type of franchise next offseason.

Fuller hasn't completely gotten the credit he deserves this year as part of a horrific Washington secondary, so some of his numbers might be skewed. If you ask Pro Football Focus, though, Fuller is one of the best cover corners in the game in 2023.