It seems that at the end of every season there is one glaring need for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is, of course, their secondary.
Speaking on ESPN's Mike & Mike, reporter Peter King said that he thinks that the Steelers will "look hard" at signing cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis was recently released by the New York Jets earlier this offseason, and will be looking for a new team come the start of the 2017 NFL season.
"I wouldn’t be surprised if the perennially cornerback-needy Steelers could be interested if the price is right, or Green Bay (31st against the pass last year) or New Orleans (32nd)," King wrote. "Revis will have some suitors, to be sure, if the Jets cut him loose … if he skates on the charges in Pittsburgh, and if he still wants to devote time to be great again. Two big ifs as we sit here two weeks prior to the opening day of free agency.
"It’s also unclear whether he could make the move to safety. Rod Woodson and Charles Woodson did it late in their careers, and in particular Charles Woodson had a terrific second act as a player when he moved to more of a center-fielder position."
Revis, 31, is a seven time Pro Bowler, four time All-Pro and a Super Bowl champion with the Patriots in 2014. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh, so he could be inclined to return to his old stomping ground.
It is believed that Revis would command a contract worth about $7 million per season on the open market.
Seeing him finish his career in his hometown, while helping the Steelers, could be a possibility worth exploring for both parties.
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