The 2023-2024 free agency as started as a hit, as we saw many signings for Pittsburgh Steelers during the legal tampering period and start of free agency in March.
Here’s a list of who left and who came to the black and gold, including a few that returned., who came, and who stayed with the black and gold.
Eladon Roberts was a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, and he was monster in the backfield. He knew how to stop a run and pass, and will for sure lead us to a good record.
Cole Holcomb is a former Commanders linebacker who signed a 3-year deal with the Steelers. At one point the captain of Washington’s defense, this is very significant to help replenish the linebacker core. Myles Jack was released, and the Las Vegas Raiders signed linebacker Robert Spillane
Robert Spillane who was a free agent signed with the Raiders for a 2-year, 4 million guaranteed deal. Spillane was one of our hardest hitters, yet always lacked in coverage. Holcomb is a nice replacement for Spillane, and will be a star for the Steelers.
Larry Ogunjobi is still here on a 3-year 21.75 million deal, who was a a great asset in the trenches. He was a roadblock for not only run plays, but also throw plays.
Damonte Kazee is also staying in the burgh, signing a 2-year deal. He is a great player to have in the backfield, though he can be injury prone. He had 2 interceptions in just 9 games, and is a great duo with Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Nate Herbig who was an O-line men for the Jets and Eagles agreed to a 2-year 4 million dollar deal. Having a replacement for Kevin Dotson would be nice, and he fits perfectly into the system.
Most significant this offseason was the change at cornerback. Coming to town is Patrick Peterson, an 8x Pro Bowler who entered the league in 2011. Of course this means he is old, and doesn’t have many years left to play. We signed him on a 2-year 14 million dollar deal, which is perfect for him. He is a great addition to the roster, and will lead our secondary to the playoffs.
Leaving town though is Cameron Sutton, who signed a 3-year 33 million dollar deal with the Detroit Lions, a big loss for the Steelers. He was a deadly corner, who had a career best in Pittsburgh. Losing him will take a hit, but the Steelers always find a way to prevail.