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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Mar 5, 2024.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    FA set to kick off next week, I’ll keep any signings the Steelers make at the top of this thread so its easy to check what moves have been made without scrolling the whole thread. Feel free to discuss any FA news here.

    SIGNED PLAYERS












    RELEASED PLAYERS

    Neal
    Trubisky
    Allen
    Cole
     
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  2. Born2Steel

    Born2Steel Well-Known Member

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    Tony Pollard would be great here, IMO.

    I also really like Josh Jacobs here.
    I know the Steelers have a type when it comes to RB. Josh Jacobs fits that type.
     
  3. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    The thing is they just need a 3rd RB and none of these guys fit that mold. They will all be the lead guy or the very least share lead duties
     
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  4. Born2Steel

    Born2Steel Well-Known Member

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    True.

    I don’t know the other RBs on the roster. May have our 3rd guy already.
     
  5. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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  6. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    Last year RB FA was of the chart as well.
     
  7. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    What are your thought about Lavonte David?...He is free agent this year,he is old but I think he is still good....He could be a good short term option for the steelers
     
  8. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    3 of those was on franchise tag last season....not the case for this year
     
  9. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    Dallas RB went to patriots
    Vikings guy went to jets
    There were others.
     
  10. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    Cook was cut by the vikings in may or june and Elliott was washed in his last season in Dallas...This year is much better on paper
     
  11. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I dont know what RB FA market will bring, but even an older Henry, or Barkley/ Jacobs can be a young QB's best friend for some of these teams drafting or developing young talent. The role may be diminished a bit in this era, but having a guy who can move the sticks and be a rock is still a very affective and cheap way to go.
     
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  12. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    Why do we need a third running back

    It doesn’t seem like we used one much in the past
     
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  13. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    Yea that would only be useful if one of the main two were hurt.
     
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  14. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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    Right. They should roll with Connor Heyward as the 3rd back
     
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  15. Born2Steel

    Born2Steel Well-Known Member

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    One or both were hurt. Najee is out for an extended period, Warren gets fumble-itis now and again. A 3rd guy to count on is not a terrible idea. Only need to think of the Ravens and Browns last season.
     
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  16. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Jack Colleto may think differently.
     
  17. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    They always do, don’t they? 2 RB’s is awful thin in case of injury.
     
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  18. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    Carry 3 yes

    Actually use 3 not so much
     
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  19. Confluence

    Confluence Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have a problem if we drafted a RB mid rounds
     
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  20. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    I mean we obviously need 3 but the 3rd guy barring injury will be a non factor. Would love to have depth at every position but that’s not a reality.
     
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  21. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    The last thing they need is another guy on defense over thirty years old.
     
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  22. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Somebody has to play special teams.
     
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  23. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    The Steelers 3rd team back now is Godwin Igwebuike. He's done a pretty good job as the KR but didn't get any playing time as a RB last season. I think the Steelers bring in a late draft pick like Frank Gore Jr. to compete for the 3rd back on the roster.
     
  24. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    They did have three running backs active most of the 2023 season. McFarland played in three games and Igwebuike played in 10. Of course, they only managed two offensive touches between them all season, the two receptions by McFarland in the opener. I'm not sure if Igwebuike even got a snap on offense but was okay on kickoff returns. He has only carried the ball 21 times in his NFL career.

    It would be good if they could find a third back who can fill in for Harris and Warren if necessary, but the guy is going to have to be able to play on special teams.
     
  25. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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