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Bears Nearly Signed Steelers Guard



Steelers LG Isaac Seumalo

Steelers guard Isaac Seumalo nearly signed with the Chicago Bears, as the team had an interest in the guard in free agency before the Steelers came along and pounced on the opportunity. According to Adam Caplan of Pro Football Network, Seumalo drew heavy interest from the Bears, although the Bears ended up signing Nate Davis to a 4-year deal.

Seumalo started 60 games with the Eagles over his seven seasons with the team. It includes lengthy stints at left and right guard, including starting all 17 games at right guard this season. The deal was in line with James Daniels’ deal, signing a 3-year, $24 million deal with Pittsburgh.

As it stands moving forward, Kevin Dotson is seemingly out of a starting job. But had Seumalo not signed, it could have been Dotson versus Nate Herbig for the starting job. Pittsburgh’s starting interior line will be all players from free agency on the interior. It appears that Khan and Weidl are making it a point to address their offensive line. Now, Pittsburgh has a chance to make a serious splash with their focused rushing attack.

The Steelers also roster Kendrick Green and William Dunkle at the position. It was expected that the team would try to improve what’s in front of quarterback Kenny Pickett this off-season, especially as Weidl builds the trenches for the Eagles, who made the Super Bowl this past season. Evidently, signing Herbig was the first step in doing a wide-sweeping offensive line upgrade. The next steps were signing Seumalo and drafting Broderick Jones in the first round.

Pittsburgh could have been in a much different spot with Seumalo. But he will be an easy plug-and-play starter for the team heading into 2023 and beyond. The trio of Seumalo, Daniels, and Mason Cole should be the trio that Pickett and Najee Harris rely upon.

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