Report: Steelers Have Visited With Dolphins Free Agent CB Chris Owens

It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck a free agent visitor in this past week that went unreported.

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Miami Dolphins free agent cornerback Chris Owens was in Pittsburgh this week for a visit.

Owens, who was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of San Jose State, spent his first four seasons in Atlanta until joining the Cleveland Browns last offseason.

After spraining a knee last season, the Browns placed Owens on injured resave and then waived him with an injury settlement, and that’s when the Dolphins wound up claiming him.

Owens’ best fit on the Steelers defense would be as a nickel cornerback. He has recorded three interceptions, 15 passes defensed and three and a half sacks to go along with 184 total tackles in the first 72 games of his career.

  • Kstrings83

    I don’t really know much about him. Is he good? Wondering if they are shooting for a WR in the first round now

  • mlc43

    I would say that he’s not a corner that would make them not draft one. Also sounds like he came and gone like everyone else the last little while.

  • steeltown

    Hmm interesting… he would at the very least add experience to the depth chart, but probably just due diligence here, a name for the “should an injury occur” list

  • RW

    That last part is probably right. William Gay, Cortez Allen and Shamarko Thomas can all play the nickel.

  • No, from what I read-Trash

  • steelster


  • Will Hammer

    To all the yinzer’s complaining about how old the steelers are .. Guess what? they’re going into the draft this yr with Muti picks . Young guns , tough hitters and SPEED. Rebuild ,rebuild , .A 3 rd rounder for Lewis .A- 4 rounder for Mendy.A -3 rd rounder for Wallace ….

  • ApexSteel

    You lost your mind if you think we’re getting a 4th for Mendenhall let alone a 3rd for Lewis. We MIGHT get a 5th for Keenan and we’d be luck if we got anything at all for Mendenhall. And I haven’t heard anything about us being too old we’re too inexperienced.

  • Steelers12328882

    I like him. Small, but he’d be a good 4th corner until a draft pick steps up for us.

  • John C

    3rd Rd for Wallace, 5th Rd for Lewis….maybe 7th for Mendenhall/Mundy loses

  • shawn

    scrub !