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Steelers Stand Pat at Trade Deadline



Steelers GM Omar Khan Trade Deadline Salary Cap

With the NFL trade deadline falling on Halloween this season, Pittsburgh Steelers fans who were hoping to see general manager Omar Khan make a bold move to improve his team got a trick instead of a treat.

The Steelers stood pat on what was a generally quiet NFL trade deadline day, failing to make a trade deadline move for the first time since 2019. The team will not make any in-season trades this year, the first time that has happened since 2018.

The lack of moves wasn’t for a lack of trying. The Steelers were reportedly involved in talks with the Chicago Bears for cornerback Jaylon Johnson, but Chicago ultimately decided to keep the disgruntled star, who had requested a trade.

The Steelers also appeared to be looking to make a move involving incumbent cornerback Levi Wallace, but he remains on the squad now that the 4 p.m. deadline has passed.

The Steelers will move forward with their secondary intact personnel-wise, but that doesn’t mean that it will be the same. Joey Porter Jr. will move into a starting role for the rest of the season, head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said this week.

That could mean a move to the bench for Wallace, or it could also mean more of Patrick Peterson playing in the slot, or at free safety, where the team will be without All-Pro Minkah Fitzpatrick for at least this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans.


Date/Year Team Sent Received
Nov. 1, 2022* CHI WR Chase Claypool 2023 2nd Rd Pick (CB Joey Porter Jr.)
Nov. 1, 2022* WSH Conditional 2025 6th Rd Pick CB William Jackson III
2025 7th Rd Pick
Nov. 2, 2021* KC OLB Melvin Ingram 2022 6th Rd Pick (TE Connor Heyward)
Nov. 2, 2020* NYJ 2022 5th Rd Pick ILB Avery Williamson
2022 7th Rd Pick (ILB Mark Robinson)
Sept. 25, 2019 SEA 2020 5th Rd Pick TE Nick Vannett
Sept. 16, 2019 MIA 2020 1st Rd Pick
2020 5th Rd Pick
2021 6th Rd Pick
S Minkah Fitzpatrick
2020 4th Rd Pick (OG Kevin Dotson)
2021 7th Rd Pick (S Tre Norwood)
Sept. 9, 2019 JAX QB Josh Dobbs 2020 5th Rd Pick (Traded to MIA)
Oct. 2, 2013 ARI Conditional draft pick OT Levi Brown

* trades made at deadline. Adam Borst contributed research for this article.