AFC Team Targeting 2 Bucs Free Agents

Based on radio host Andrew Fillipponi on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, the Steelers have their eyes on two pending Bucs free brokers. Cornerback Carlton Davis and security Jordan Whitehead will each be on Pittsburgh’s radar subsequent week, per Fillipponi. The Bucs have but to present any of their key secondary items a second contract. Each Davis and Whitehead ought to be excessive on Tampa Bay’s free company precedence listing subsequent week.

In his report, Fillipponi writes that the Steelers will make a “critical provide” to Davis. We already know the Bucs weren’t going to make use of the franchise tag on Davis, even when Chris Godwin had been re-signed already. That possible means Tampa Bay considers Davis’ market at lower than $17 million per yr. That’s what the stud cornerback would have acquired on the tag.

Pittsburgh hardly ever makes main splashes in free company, however they want cornerbacks desperately, and have way more cap area than they sometimes do. Davis’ scheme versatility and press man means could be an ideal match within the Steelers protection. Nonetheless, the Bucs will compete to re-sign Davis. The value tag would be the major challenge. If Davis instructions north of $17 million per yr, Tampa Bay will possible let him transfer on.

As for Whitehead, I mentioned on the Pewter Report Podcast months in the past that the Steelers would goal him in free company. Pittsburgh is prone to let Terrell Edmunds depart, and Whitehead might be a first-rate candidate to exchange him. The Bucs sturdy security grew up exterior of Pittsburgh, and has household ties to Mike Tomlin. He’s the precise mould of security the Steelers want to pair with Minkah Fitzpatrick. However, with a large pay day looming for Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh could not need to commit vital cash to 2 safeties.


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