5 Free Agents the Pittsburgh Steelers Could Still Add
5 Free Agents the Pittsburgh Steelers Could Use
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a proud and storied NFL franchise and the oldest team in the AFC having being founded in 1933 by Art Rooney. Over the organization's 80 year history, the Steelers have won six Super Bowl titles, most in the league as well as having played in 15 AFC Championship games, having hosted 11 of those contests. Unlike the vast majority of franchises around the league, the Steelers can boast the fact that they've only had three head coaches throughout their linage: Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and the current man holding the reigns, Mike Tomlin. A team known for its blue collar mentality that perfectly reflects the city and its residents' grit and attitude, the Steelers have fallen on hard times according to their standards since their last Super Bowl appearance, a loss against the Green Bay Packers.
The 2012 season for the Steelers was a wash as the team finished the year with the mediocre record of 8-8. To compound the issues of an average season for the Steelers, they had to suffer through watching AFC North rival and bitter foe Baltimore Ravens hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the victor of Super Bowl XLVII. With the offseason in full swing in the city of Pittsburgh and the team losing key players James Harrison, Willie Colon and Mike Wallace to roster cuts and free agency, Mike Tomlin's no nonsense, next man up approach will be put to the test in the upcoming 2013 season. Although it's safe to assume that the Steelers will perform better this season than their .500 2012 campaign, a few extra quality bodies in the locker room may help them reclaim the division and another playoff run.
One of Drew Bress' former favorite targets, Henderson, who has amassed 4,377 receiving yards, 245 career receptions and 20 touchdowns, could be brought as a third or fourth receiver to help relieve the pressure on Steelers starting quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger.
A veteran offensive guard who at one time in his career spent time on the practice squad of the Scottish Claymores, Moore may be at the twilight of his career, but due to his time and experience, his knowledge of the game may be more effective for the other linemen than any time that he may spend on the field of play.
A former Offensive Rookie of the Year and two-time Pro Bowler, Young has been out of the league since being cut prior to the 2012 season by the Buffalo Bills. The talented University of Texas alum still has plenty to prove on the football field, and with Roethlisberger as the Steelers' starting quarterback, Young could easily be one play away from getting back on the field to prove his worth.