Steelers 2024 Mock Offseason: Pittsburgh goes outside the box and guns for big names

The Steelers went out on a limb and added big names in this mock offseason

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Free Agency concludes with the Steelers filling some vital roles

Now turning towards the defensive side of things in free agency. The Steelers keep the upgrades coming as they sign Micah Hyde to a two-year deal. Safety is a spot that needs an upgrade and Hyde is a smart veteran safety. It would be a nice fit and the Steelers get him for four and a half million per season. He is in the downturn of his career, so he got a cheaper deal.

Next up, Pittsburgh wants to find a solution at middle linebacker. They decided to bring over a former rival Anthony Walker Jr. He signed a cheap one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns last offseason. He is a reliable middle linebacker and someone who shouldn't break the bank for the black and gold. Walker signs a two-year deal that only costs the Steelers three and a half million against the cap.

It would be odd for the Steelers to move on from Wallace, a former Bills cornerback to another Bills free agent in Dane Jackson. He was a former seventh-round pick by the Bills and has become a reliable starter at cornerback. He is another local kid who could return to Pittsburgh, which Mike Tomlin loves to do. Jackson inks a two-year deal that costs five million against the cap.

Not really a defensive move, but the black and gold sign a UFL player this time around. They sign Marquette King to a cheap one-year deal that doesn't even sniff a million bucks. The Steelers need people at the punter position and King is just the start. They want to add people to create a quality competition for a roster spot. King has quality NFL experience and jumps back into the league following a good year in the UFL.