On Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos. While the Pittsburgh Steelers were Longshot's to retain him, his signing could continue to drive up the cost of veteran Jerricho Cotchery.
With that limited space until June 2, one has to wonder if it played a role in the discussions with free agent Alex Carrington, who visited on Friday. According to reports, it was a positive visit, but no contact was signed.
The same may happen this week when the Steelers meet with Green Bay Packers free agent running back James Starks. With the loss of Jonathan Dwyer depth is definitely needed in the backfield, but money could be an issue. Although the team cannot afford to break the bank for a back-up running back, they must find at least one capable veteran to help Le'Veon Bell and Status could be just that player.
While he has never been an elite back, Starks has flashed potential and would be a solid compliment to Bell. More importantly, he has been at his best in the playoffs (and Super Bowl); a fact that could pay dividends in crucial contests moving forward.
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