After missing the NFL playoffs last season while trying to figure out how to move forward in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been doing all they can to get back on track with moves made during this NFL offseason.
The Steelers are trying to compete in a tough division, with the Cincinnati Bengals looking like the team to beat for many years to come and the Cleveland Browns potentially being a force to be reckoned with the addition of Deshaun Watson.
The Baltimore Ravens may continue to be a formidable opponent if they can work things out with superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson.
In the meantime, Pittsburgh has made the signings of safety Keanu Neal and nose tackle Breiden Fehoko official, according to the team’s Twitter account.
We have signed NT Breiden Fehoko to a one-year contract and S Keanu Neal to a two-year contract. @BordasLaw
📝: https://t.co/giEY4Lk0pk pic.twitter.com/BTicDyUPta
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 4, 2023
The additions of Neal and Fehoko are not game-changing moves for Pittsburgh but solid additions on the defensive side of the football.
Last season, the Steelers finished third in the AFC North division with a record of 9-8, which is not what the storied franchise is accustomed to nor content with moving forward.
However, the team did have to replace Roethlisberger and ultimately went with rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett after Mitchell Trubisky proved not to be the answer under center.
If Pittsburgh can get back to form offensively with one more year under Pickett’s belt as the starter, the Steelers may be able to make some noise in the AFC once again, as they still have one of the best head coaches in the game on the sideline in Mike Tomlin.NEXT: A Top CB Prospect Is Visiting With The Steelers