Saturday, September 24, 2022

Report: Steelers continue to eye FA safeties including Tyrann Mathieu

There has been zero chatter about the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signing safety Terrell Edmunds. Edmunds was Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in 2018 but hasn’t lived up to the draft position. According to ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, the Steelers have their eyes on a pair of free-agent safeties including one the fans have been clamoring for.

Fowler is reporting that the Steelers have an interest in signing Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee and Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu. Here’s what he had to say about the safety situation.

After an uncharacteristically active free agency in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are still on the lookout for safety help. Yes, we hear the chatter about Tyrann Mathieu, who plays with the kind of edge that would seamlessly fit in Pittsburgh. But I’m not sure how real that actually is.

We know Pittsburgh also is monitoring Terrell Edmunds, a four-year starter with the Steelers who has yet to sign anywhere. A reunion is not off the table. And a wild-card option is free safety Damontae Kazee, who played for Dallas last season. He is known as a ball hawk who can play multiple spots. The Steelers have him on their radar.

If I were a betting man, I’d guess the Steelers eventually just bring Edmunds back. It’s pretty typical of Pittsburgh to let a mid-level guy go out and test the market and when they come up with nothing, bring them back on a cheaper contract. Yes, we’d all love to see Mathieu on the team in the secondary with Minkah Fitzpatrick but with each passing day, it seems less likely.

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Let us know in the comments who you think will be the starting strong safety this season.

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