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Bell: Ranking Steelers Extension Candidates

Analyst Derrick Bell ranks the contract extension candidates this offseason for Omar Khan and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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While the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently on break before heading to training camp in Latrobe, the agents of several players are working behind the scenes. General manager Omar Khan has already publicly stated that the organization will continue its tradition of not negotiating with players during the regular season. That means the clock is ticking to get extensions worked out with some of their more notable players, not just for this season but for the future.

Steelers Now analyst Derrick Bell breaks down the top extension candidates on the roster by stating the statistical claim for each and market comparisons for players at the position around the league. This ranking was organized in order of which players are most likely to get see an extension before the season. There’s also a brief explanation of where the team currently sits as it relates to the salary cap and potential options to free up additional cap space. With several key components of the roster set to hit free agency after 2024, it would be pretty surprising if they didn’t get at least one of these deals done sooner rather than later.

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