The Steelers could look around the NFL and move to bolster the team on Tuesday. However, the trade deadline is approaching at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, so if the Steelers make a move, that move will come soon. Yet, they have not been linked to many trade rumors, and they could stand pat.
Adam Caplan of Pro Football Network sees the Steelers not making a trade. Despite Omar Khan’s aggressive past at the trade deadline, he also has measured expectations about what they can realistically do. As such, Caplan does not seem to be making any moves.
“Like some other “old school” teams, the Steelers typically build through the draft and add a few free agents here and there, but they’re not likely to make many in-season trade deadline deals,” Caplan wrote. “In fact, both players on their roster who were acquired via trades were not acquired near the deadline over the years…And as one personnel executive from another team told us, they seem “really happy with their rookie class and want those guys to play.”
Again, nothing is guaranteed here, and Pittsburgh has long-term needs (a cornerback especially to play opposite Joey Porter Jr. for the future), but those can be addressed in free agency or next year’s draft.”