I like the idea of bringing Velasco back, until I note that with Wallace and Whimper signed, bringing back Velasco would likely prohibit keeping a young guy (draft pick or Embernate). Wallace and Velasco are interior only. The 3 year deal for Wallace suggests he will stick. Whimper is the only backup tackle. If they plan to let Pouncey walk next year, keeping Velasco and Wallace might make sense.
I don't think the deals for Wallace, Velasco, or Whimper would be such that if an Embernate or rookie would wow Munchak & Tomlin that the cost of cutting would be prohibitive. Stacking cheap OL depth seems prudent for now.
It looks like James Starks has re-signed with the Pack. Odd as they have a crowded backfield. Lacy and Franklin are likely ahead of Starks. I think they have DuJuan Harris (wasn't he with the Steelers last preseason?) as well. Michael Bush is still out there. Andre Brown too. Would like to have a speed/small back but that could come through the draft.
MJD is a year removed from injury, and the Jax OL was shite last year. I'd consider it. Also, really liked what LSH showed, if he can get back to that. But yeah, a late round draft pick on a speed guy seems smart, even if we add a vet.
Cotchery looks like he's gone to Carolina. Carolina has the severe need and cash. Steelers just have the need. Lance Moore is so damn small but has been productive, albeit injured.
Really wish we could keep Cotch for another couple of years as a clutch possession/RZ guy. Moore's 5'9", but for some reason I always thought he was taller. Plays bigger. Stacked draft, but I'd look at a guy like Avant to fill the Cotch role if we lose him.
Not surprised James Harrison was released. I knew his time in Cincy would be very short. I'd bring him back, but at whatever vet minimum would apply. Sure he won't play STs but there is nothing behind Worilds and JJones. Chris Carter ain't.
At the minimum, yeah. Backup, maybe some situational pass rush, someone to show Jarvis how to get stronger. Not much left IMO.