It’s been nearly three months since the initial wave of free agency, but there are still numerous quality players still available.

ESPN’s Matt Bowen wrote this week that he thinks free agent offensive lineman Eric Fisher, a two-time Pro-Bowler, is one of those available players that would be a good fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

From ESPN:

Fisher didn’t play his best football for the Colts last season after coming back from an Achilles injury suffered during the 2020 playoffs while with the Chiefs. But if we are looking at this as a depth/competition move, Pittsburgh could be in the mix here as a possible landing spot for Fisher. The Steelers have to continue to upgrade their offense line after already signing center Mason Coleand guard James Daniels in free agency.

I like the idea of adding the 31-year-old Fisher to push second-year left tackle Dan Moore in camp, as the Steelers will show the full playbook of Matt Canada’s offensive system with a new starting quarterback in either Mitch Trubisky or rookie Kenny Pickett. Fisher has posted a pass block win rate of at least 87% in each of his past four seasons.

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Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Eric Fisher (79) looks to the scoreboard during the fourth quarter of the game on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The Colts lost to the Jaguars, 11-26. Steelers
The Indianapolis Colts Versus Jacksonville Jaguars On Sunday Jan 9 2022 Tiaa Bank Field In Jacksonville Fla

Pittsburgh’s offensive line was an issue in 2021, so it would certainly make sense to add some more depth in 2022 (beyond the signings of Mason Cole and James Daniels this offseason).

Fisher is only two years removed from reaching the Pro-Bowl. And as Bowen mentioned, he was recovering from a major injury last season, which likely limited him throughout the year. The former No. 1 overall pick, who just turned 31 in January, could be an excellent value signing for the Steelers.

There’s very little downside to a move like this for Pittsburgh. Fisher won’t be overly expensive, so if he doesn’t work out, it’s not a big loss. And if he returns to Pro-Bowl form, it will look like one of the best deals of the offseason.

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