Will The Steelers Reach Out To Former Saints T Jason Smith?
The Pittsburgh Steelers need to find some depth for their offensive line as veteran Guy Whimper just isn\’t going to cut it. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints released former first-round draft pick, tackle Jason Smith, so it will be interesting to see if the Steelers try to reach out to him.
Smith was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the second overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Baylor, but was traded last August to the New York Jets after having a poor start to his career. The Jets released Smith back in February and he wound up signing with the Saints to compete for the starting left tackle job.
Smith is certainly not a starting caliber tackle, but he would figure to be an upgrade over Whimper. He shouldn\’t have to go through the waiver process being as he has four years accrued, so essentially he should be a free agent that is free to deal with any team that reaches out to him.
Beggars can\’t be choosy at this point, so we will have to wait and see just how choosy the Steelers actually are right now with just a few weeks to go until the start of the regular season.