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Top Steelers Center Target Signs with Titans

Top center free agent Lloyd Cushenberry is signing with the Tennessee Titans, taking one of the Steelers targets off the board.



Steelers free agent option center Lloyd Cushenberry

Multiple reports indicate that top potential Pittsburgh Steelers center target Lloyd Cushenberry is off the free agent board and set to sign with the Tennessee Titans. Details of the deal have yet to emerge, but that makes three of the top centers off the market after Mitch Morse and Andre James already inked deals.

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan said during the 2024 NFL Combine that the team has faith in the ability of guards James Daniels and Nate Herbig to play center if necessary. Still, it seems clear that center is one of the team’s top needs of the offseason.

In an interview with our partners at WPXI, Khan expressed a desire to land the next great Steelers center.

“You know at the center position, there’s a high standard here,” Khan said. “I got spoiled. Man, I was around Maurkice Pouncey and Jeff Hartings during my time here. Obviously, there’s Dermotti Dawson. There were plenty of great centers here. There’s a high standard, so we owe it to ourselves to look at everything to find the next great Steelers center.”

The Steelers brought in Morse for a visit on Friday. However, Morse did not make a deal with the Steelers during his time in Pittsburgh. He is now expected to take a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Steelers’ options at center are appealing across the board, but free agency is becoming thinner for the bonafide starter types. As of now, you have to look more at guys like Connor Williams and Aaron Brewer to make sense if they go for free agency. Meanwhile, in the NFL Draft, Jackson Powers-Johnson and Zach Frazier are certainly guys to watch. They have not hidden their affinity for both of those players. The team is showing their hand already with Morse visiting the South Side. So, it would not surprise them to make a deal in the free agency period at some point.