Steelers news: Bleacher Report's free agent suggestions, J.J. Watt visit, and more

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Now that we are nearly two weeks removed from the 2023 NFL Draft, the buzz of an amazing draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is finally starting to die down a bit. While there are still more scouting reports I need to release and plenty of other post-draft content to get to, fans are anxious to see what follow-up moves Omar Khan makes now that the smoke is clearing from the draft.

Pittsburgh's roster looks much stronger on paper already than it did last year, but they may not be done yet. The latest Steelers news includes suggested free agents Pittsburgh should target as well as an interesting interaction between J.J. Watt and Mike Tomlin.

Steelers news:

Recently, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report released a shortlist of free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers should target now that the dust has settled from the NFL Draft. The three players B/R believe Khan should go after are CB Marcus Peters, OLB Kyle Van Noy, and EDGE Yannick Ngakoue.

From a fit standpoint, all three of these players make sense. While Pittsburgh could certainly use some added depth at edge defender, signing Marcus Peters at this point would seem like an odd move considering the team signed Patrick Peterson in free agency and drafted two cornerbacks in Penn State's Joey Porter Jr. and Purdue's Cory Trice Jr.

More Steelers news:

Recently, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released a video detailing why he is a big supporter of brothers on his team and why he values strong family bloodlines. This prompted future Hall of Famer J.J. Watt to reply to Tomlin's tweet.

Watt is hoping to set up a facility visit, and Tomlin expressed that he would love to have him. Don't jump to conclusions. This certainly doesn't mean that J.J. is coming out of retirement to play for Pittsburgh. Rather, the eldest of the Watt brothers is simply showing his appreciation for Coach Tomlin and his way of doing business.

NFL news:

In NFL news, Colts owner Jim Irsay recently took to Twitter to issue a warning to NFL teams. Irsay insists that if any team tries to contract former QB Andrew Luck to play for their franchise, that team would be in clear violation of the league's tampering policy.

This surfaced due to a rumor that the Commanders were looking into Luck in 2022. It's an unusual story, considering that Andrew Luck played his last football all the way back in 2018. Interestingly, Luck is still just 33 years old after retiring at the age of 29, but the former four-time Pro Bowl quarterback has not expressed interest in making a comeback to the NFL.

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