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One Defensive Back the Steelers should sign

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The Steelers look like a very solid team once again. However, I am worried about the secondary becoming a weakness once again. After the departures of Mike Hilton and Steven Nelson, the Steelers, once again, have a glaring need at Defensive Back.

Let's look at the guys we have that we can rely on, we have Joe Haden who is solid, however, I am getting worried about him getting up there in age. We also have Cam Sutton, who proved himself to be serviceable in Mike Hilton's absence. We also have Justin Layne, who still has more to prove.

The Steelers also have their Rookies and tryout players who could end up making some noise and making the team. Still, I think the Steelers need to address the cornerback position and bring in a veteran. There isn't a lot left out there. So, who should they bring in?

I think one of the answers that people are pointing at is Richard Sherman. This one concerns me because of the high cost he would inflict on the Steelers to bring him into their building. Another concern for me is his age. He is definitely in the twilight of his career.

Someone the Steelers could bring in that could end up starting for this team would be, Brian Poole (28). Honestly, it surprises me that this guy isn't signed yet. He could prove to be a solid player for the Steelers. He has five years of experience in the NFL where he has logged nearly 300 tackles, 6 sacks, 31 pass deflections, and 7 interceptions.

Still, we need to trust the front office, they understand who they have in the building. I just don't think there is any harm in adding another veteran to this team before training camp.


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