The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to add a free agent pass rusher, based on a recent report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Fowler tweeted on Wednesday that Pittsburgh is working out three free-agent pass rushers this week:
- Wyatt Ray
- Ifeadi Odenigbo
- Trent Harris
The Steelers are working out several pass rushers, per sources – Wyatt Ray, Ifeadi Odenigbo and Trent Harris. Pittsburgh should have a roster spot open after a release last week and could sign one of these three.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 1, 2022
The Steelers need to add some pass-rushing depth to their roster thanks to Stephon Tuitt’s uncertain future.
The options that Fowler mentioned are strictly depth options for Pittsburgh. None of those players would be starters for the Steelers (unless there are numerous injuries), but they’d provide some much-needed insurance.
Odenigbo is the most accomplished of the names that Folwer mentioned. The former Northwestern defensive end has 10.5 career sacks, including seven sacks in 2019 when he played in all 16 games for the Minnesota Vikings.
If Odenigbo, who turned 28 in April, can return to his 2019 form, he could be a massive free-agent steal for Pittsburgh.
Harris has only played in eight games over the last two seasons, while Ray played in 15 games last year (for the Cincinnati Bengals), but only managed one sack.
Again, none of these options are particularly exciting, but the Steelers would probably be wise to sign at least one of the pass rushers they’re working out his week.
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