Steelers 2024 Free Agency Primer: Every player Pittsburgh should target in 2024

Free Agency begins next week, and the Steelers have a multitude of needs.

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On Monday the legal tampering period for NFL Free Agency begins, at which time a flurry of free agent signings will be announced. While the official start of Free Agency isn't until Wednesday, those first two days are when most of the big moves will be made.

Typically the Steelers don't involve themselves much in the big fish chasing, however, under Omar Khan they have proven things will not be the same as fans are used to, and maybe this is the year they go after some big names.

Whether they are in on big names or smaller names, one thing is certain, the Steelers must make some moves to improve their roster, as they have a variety of holes to fill. What they address in the draft versus in Free Agency remains to be seen, but these are some players they must look into signing once the tampering period opens.

Offensive Line Targets

While the Steelers need both an offensive tackle and a center, I believe it's unlikely they will address tackle with a free-agent signing. Offensive tackles will be much pricier in Free Agency, and thus the team may look to find someone in the first two rounds of the draft to pair with Broderick Jones as the bookends to their offensive line.

However, if they do look to address the tackle position in free agency, two names to watch for are Jonah Williams and Trent Brown. Brown has been a high-end tackle for New England during his career and would serve as a massive upgrade for the Steelers if they signed him. However, he's already 31 years old and has struggled to stay healthy, so signing him to the lucrative contract he will likely be looking for doesn't make much sense.

Meanwhile, Jonah Williams is much younger as he is still only 26 years old, and has experience starting at both left and right tackle. While he won't provide high-end play, Williams is extremely reliable and has a high-draft pedigree as the number 11 pick in the 2019 Draft. His age and ability to be a reliable starter make him a likelier target if the team does look to address the position this year in Free Agency.

As for the center position, the three best options for the Steelers are Lloyd Cushenberry, Connor Williams, and Andre James. Each of these three is relatively young, with Cushenberry being 26, and the other two being 27. Williams is the least likely of the three because despite playing at a high level last year for Miami, his availability is in question due to him tearing his ACL in December.

Meanwhile, Cushenberry and James would provide the Steelers with a player with starting experience on the right side of thirty. I would rank Cushenberry as the more appealing target, when combining age and level of play, but would not be opposed to seeing either of the two end up in Pittsburgh for the right price.