The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made three trades this season, but two were in the preseason and involved roster-bubble players anyhow, and their most recent deal that netted them Levi Brown blew up in their face after he suffered a season-ending injury in pregame warm ups.
With the team spinning out of control and sitting at 2-5, something needs to be done, and Head Coach Mike Tomlin knows it. They’ve shown enough promise to think this team may be one or two players away form being a playoff contender, something they’ve every year under Tomlin.
When asked about making a potential trade before today’s NFL trade deadline, he hasn’t ruled out the team making more moves before 4 p.m. EST:
“I’m open to it. We’ll see.”
Tomlin has already made changes in his starting lineup, as Jason Worilds has moved ahead of rookie Jarvis Jones there, and he also benched offensive tackle Mike Adams for Kelvin Beachum, who’s started at left tackle.
So an linebacker or an offensive lineman wouldn’t hurt, but don’t expect them to make any earth-shattering deals.