Training camp is here which means the start of the 2022 NFL season is just around the corner.
Most of the big free agent moves have already happened by now, but there are still a few moves to be made.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, like a lot of teams, could use a few roster reinforcements.
Specifically, the Steelers could use some depth at cornerback.
That’s why NFL.com’s Marc Ross thinks Pittsburgh should sign free agent cornerback Kevin King.
The Steelers are rolling into 2022 with Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace as their presumed starting cornerbacks. That’s concerning, no matter how good Pittsburgh’s pass rush is. King is a tall, rangy and fast player who’d fit right in and — at least — add depth at the position. The former second-round pick unfortunately missed seven games in 2021, but otherwise played well after laying an egg in the 2020 NFC title game.
King spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, totaling 197 tackles and seven interceptions.
The former Washington cornerback isn’t a player that should be relied on to be a team’s top cornerback. Far from it. But he would still give the Steelers some much-needed depth. He has elite size/length, which isn’t easy to find in a cornerback.
These types of moves don’t generate a lot of headlines, but they can be a vital part of building a playoff-caliber team.
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