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Bleacher Report: Steelers Should Trade for Patriots OLB Chase Winovich



Chase Winovich

Bleacher Report’s Chris Roling believes the Pittsburgh Steelers should bolster their pass rush by trading for New England Patriots edge Chase Winovich.

Roling points to the loss of current Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree, and has identified Winovich as a perfect target for the Steelers to acquire and have contribute.

“After a roster reset, the Patriots might be willing to let a versatile piece like that go for the right price,” Roling wrote. “It’s the type of low-cost move the Steelers are capable of making into a big win on the field given the unit Winovich would join.”

Roling feels Pittsburgh can send a 2022 fourth-round pick to New England in exchange for Winovich, and add another potent pass rusher along their defensive front in the process.

“Looking across the AFC to a team like New England might be able to help fill that void a bit,” Roling wrote. “Chase Winovich played just 58 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps last year but had 5.5 sacks for the second season in a row.”

Winovich attended the University of Michigan and Pittsburgh native, having played his high school ball at Thomas Jefferson.

A third round selection of the Patriots in 2019, Winovich has 74 total tackles, eleven sacks, ten tackles-for-loss, a forced fumbles and an interception over the last two seasons.