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Former Texans CB Brice McCain Might Be Headed To Pittsburgh To Visit With Steelers


The Pittsburgh Steelers still might be looking to add an experienced cornerback to their roster at some point during the offseason and while we don’t know for certain, it appears as though one free agent might be coming in for a visit on Tuesday.

On Monday evening, Houston Texans free agent cornerback Brice McCain posted on Twitter that he is headed to Pittsburgh. McCain was released by the Texans back on March 11.

McCain, who was originally drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Utah, is best suited to play the nickel corner spot in the Steelers 3-4 defense. Last season with the Texans, McCain played 631 snaps on defense and allowed 46 receptions and six touchdowns in 73 times targeted, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Steelers brought in cornerback Chris Owens in for a free agent visit a few weeks ago, but he ultimately signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

If indeed McCain is making a free agent visit to Pittsburgh, the Steelers likely only have enough cap space available to offer him a one-year qualifying contract for the minimum unless they were to restructure the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons or work out an extension with either linebacker Jason Worilds or quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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  • steelster

    How will they pay him with the terrible towel maybe.

  • SteelersDepot

    You not familiar with qualifying contracts still?

  • Rosco

    I love you Dave!!

  • StrengthOfVictory

    The more competition in the secondary (during camp), the better. This likely won’t change any of the team’s draft plans, however, even if McCain does sign. The Steelers will still take a corner in the top three rounds, and possibly another later on down with one of their comp picks.

  • steelster

    I am I was joking

  • SteelersDepot

    Edit above. I had McCain’s 2010 stats listed

  • SteelersDepot

    I remember this kid played pretty well in 2011, but boy, he had a BAD season last year. This is a camp body for the minimum right here.

  • Steelers12328882

    Boo! They should wait until June to pick up camp bodies.

  • 804Stiller

    I’m assuming this would be for depth and special teams. Depth with real time experience. Man, I’m thinking we are going to double dip and draft two corners this year. Get a WR, possibly a change of pace back and the remaining 7 picks on the defensive side of the ball.

  • shawn

    i got the jk !

  • Steve

    Steelers could still sign McCain to the minimum prior to June 1.

  • tim

    Thanks fornsaying that cuz I was just about to ask after reading ALL the pos yt? S ” wow, why do we need another CB who had a BAD year for? Lol idk much about this guy BUT being cut by the Texans D is NOT a good sign one would think….

  • cp72

    I don’t mind bringing 20 guys in on qualifying offers. Minimum cap hit low risk high reward. If you get 1 out the 20 that makes the roster and becomes a valuable contributor it was worth it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Wow his stats stink!

  • steeltown

    He did play well in 2011, seems to have some ability, more the merrier in camp

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Why waste money if he cant play i hope they wait until june 2 when the second wave of cuts come to get camp bodies to compete

  • Steve

    The Texans went down hill while Kubiak was in the Hospital. Wade Phillips was interim Head coach and they went down. Wade is a decent Defensive Coordinator but not a head coach. McCain was not the problem.

  • T R

    that terrible towel is worth alot cause we just signed him

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