Pittsburgh Steelers Needs in Offseason


May 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) participates in drills during organized team activities at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers have not had the best offseason this year. In fact, they have had one of their worst. Pittsburgh has lost key players this offseason including WR Mike Wallace, LB James Harrison, CB Keenan Lewis, Safety Ryan Mundy, and Safety Will Allen. They also lost Rashard Mendenhell during the offseason unfortunately. If Pittsburgh is going to do anything this year, they will need a replacement for James Harrison.

A while back, Pittsburgh met with former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw. He would be an ideal candidate for the Steelers because he would fit perfectly with Todd Haley’s Offensive Scheme. When healthy, Bradshaw can provide the Steelers with lots of rushing yards but he has been battling foot injuries for the last year. Bradshaw would be a great fit because I think he is a great blocking running back because he’s big and he can catches passes and run of course. He is expected to meet back with the Steelers in the next week or so to check how he’s doing and maybe to sign him to a 1 year contract.

The other huge replacement the Steelers will need is an Outside Linebacker to replace James Harrison. Jason Worilds is the backup to Harrison but he just isn’t the answer. He does not have enough playing time and is not an experienced Linebacker..Now that the Steelers have gotten Jarvis Jones, many NFL sources have said that Jones and Worilds will have to fight for the job during training camp and into the preseason. Sources said this will just not be a giveaway to another player and they want the best player to replace James Harrison in regular season games.

Pittsburgh also needs to get a new Wide Receiver since they lost Mike Wallace. Steve Breaston would be a good addition for Pittsburgh. He is a fast receiver and he is also a good Kickoff Returner. He knows Todd Haley very well since they were together in Kansas City before Haley got fired. He is slated to meet with the Steelers in the upcoming weeks even though he met up with them about a month ago. Breaston would also likely be able to do kick returns. I think he will be a good fit because he will be a great kick returner which the Steelers do not have and he could be a receiver that maybe I think Ben Roethlisberger could rely on!

In conclusion, the Steelers will need cap space to sign these players. Willie Colon is being released soon and that will clear up $5.5 million of cap space. That should be enough to sign at least two of those players. Let’s all hope that the Steelers sign some of these players during this offseason!