During the 2021 offseason, the Steelers have lost some key players due to their cap issues. The offseason could have been much worse, but it looks like the Steelers may be dodging a bullet, and their gamble of allowing most of their players to test free agency is paying off. The reason why it is paying off is that the market has completely tanked due to Covid-19. So far the Steelers have lost Bud Dupree, Matt Feiler, and Mike Hilton during the offseason. They could have lost much more if the market was normal heading into the 2021 offseason.
The Steelers have managed to keep JuJu Smith-Schuster, Cam Sutton, Tyson Alualu, Josh Dobbs, and Vince Williams. That is much more than they originally thought they could keep going into the offseason. The majority of the media felt JuJu Smith-Schuster was going to leave Pittsburgh in the offseason, but he decided to take on a one-year contract in hopes to sign a longer-term deal in Pittsburgh.
Now one prominent sportswriter for ESPN feels the Steelers are not done with re-signing their players. ESPN's John Clayton feels the Steelers will re-sign Alejandro Villanueva. Clayton says Villanueva hasn't left Pittsburgh yet because he hasn't had any offers to go anyplace or at least we don't know of any who have offered him a contract. John feels the Steelers need to make their tackle position much stronger now that the Browns have brought in a player like Jadeveon Clowney. There is a good possibility Villanueva could be back with the Steelers in 2021.