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Bleacher report believes the Steelers should kick the tires on offensive tackle Dennis Kelly

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The state of the Steelers' offensive line has been a hot topic this offseason, as they'll have four new starters up front and will be led by new offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.

Maurkice Pouncey, Matt Feiler, Alejandro Villanueva, and David DeCastro are no longer on the team, and many believe that the Steeler's young unproven offensive line will be among the worst in the league this year.

Bleacher Report believes the Steelers shouldn't be comfortable with what they have along the offensive line and should add some depth at the tackle position because they don't trust Chuks Okorafor and Zach Banner. They think free agent offensive tackle Dennis Kelly could be the answer.

"Chukwuma Okorafor will move from right to left tackle, even though he lost to Zach Banner in last year's training-camp competition. Banner started one game before suffering a torn ACL. The Steelers don't really have a quality swing tackle on the roster. Joe Haeg has experience at right tackle, but he can also play guard," Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report wrote.

"Dennis Kelly started 20 games between right and left tackle over the last two seasons. Plus, the former Tennessee Titan helped pave the way for the league's leading rusher in both of those campaigns. Kelly can give the Steelers quality depth or a possible new starter."

There's certainly some big question marks with Okorafor at left tackle and Banner on the right side. Okorafor struggled at the right tackle last season and will have to play a lot more physically this season, as he was often passive in 2020. Banner is just an unknown right now, as he has just one career start at right tackle and is coming off an ACL tear.

If the price is right, kicking the tires on Kelly wouldn't be a bad option.


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