Steelers free agent options after latest roster moves clear salary cap space

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Pittsburgh should add another inside linebacker to start on defense

Reports have flooded the timelines of Steelers fans as Kwon Alexander was coming to the steel city for a visit. Things have cooled off on the rumor mill for this club signing him since days have gone by with no word. Normally that spells disaster for any kind of marriage between the team and the free agent that they bring in for a visit.

If a player comes to see the city and leaves without signing a contract, then that normally means nothing will materialize. That could change this time around as Khan has shown the ability to adapt to his circumstances and go against tradition if needed. He has shown his own way of doing things during his short tenure as general manager to this point.

Plenty of free agents were signed to the roster a couple of months ago to try and retool the position on the fly. Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts were the two additions to join the club to earn their starting spots. It seems like the club is not comfortable with their current iteration of depth at the position with known interest in free agents.

Alexander likely won't be a pro bowl level linebacker for the black and gold if he signs there. He would bring a new set of attributes that neither Holcomb nor Roberts currently have on their resume. Alexander is better in coverage and would create a better sense of comfort if he does join the team. Linebacker is still a weak spot on this team and Khan recognizes that.