Steelers get some mixed reviews after their first crop of free agency signings

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Free agency is still in the early goings when you look at the entire scope of the offseason process. The Steelers have been a lot more active than most experts had originally thought when they gauged how this group would attack the roster. Plenty of names have come and gone to this point of free agency as the club looks to improve both starting and depth roles across this group.

Omar Khan is starting things off hot as he continues to push for new blood in the building. He has not been afraid of action and shaping this team into what he envisions as a winning culture in the locker room. The Steelers still have a lot of work to go, but Khan has not left a small number of options to grade this early into the free agency period of the offseason.

Steelers made some key re-signings in free agency thus far with hopefully more to come

One of the biggest accomplishments of the new regime was re-signing Larry Ogunjobi to a new three-year deal. He needs to remain healthy, but he is a constant contributor when he is able to keep himself on the healthy side of things. Adding another participant to the trenches could be a realistic scenario that plays out at the draft, but re-signing Ogunjobi is a huge get. He provides stability and takes some pressure off any draft pick that joins the club.

Larry Ogunjobi signing grade: B+

Another big deal was the re-signing of Damontae Kazee. He inked a new two-year contract with the black and gold after his impressive season last year. He was hampered by suspension and an injury that limited his season in 2022. Kazee did impress once he was able to return from injury and is a perfect depth piece that can play different roles on the defensive side of the ball.

Damontae Kazee signing grade: B