Originally written January 16, 2013 on Steel City Blitz:
We aren’t even there yet but I feel a pre-emptive strike is necessary for those fans who will inevitably say, “Why aren’t we signing player x or player z in free agency?” The free agency period for the 2013 season will not open up until March but already I’m seeing the comments about what the Steelers may do in free agency. This is exactly what they will do, very little. This is nothing new and it should not be shocking. The Pittsburgh Steelers have and for the foreseeable future, like to grow their talent. They rely on free agency to fill positions of depth, not to become starters. Signings like James Farrior are rare in the Steel City and we must not always point to that when we scream for more activity. Keep in mind also that the Steelers have guys that they may or may not want to re-sign including Keenan Lewis or Ramon Foster or Larry Foote and a host of others. Even though it may not be ‘sexy’ to call a guy you re-sign a ‘free-agent signing’ that’s still exactly what it is. As ...
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