Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) react during a time-out against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tomlin unsure if Steelers have improved roster


Now that most of the marquee names of free agency have found new homes, most team are looking to put the final touches on their pre-draft rosters by adding players that can complement what is already in place.

By now, most teams should have an idea if their roster has improved over last year, but Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn’t ready to commit to any such assessment just yet.

“I don’t have the answer to that, because we still got a lot of significant stuff to do with the rest of free agency and the draft,” said Tomlin. “We’re talking about probably as many as 10 more people who could be on our football team who aren’t on our team as we sit here today. So it would be very premature of me to measure this group against that last group at this juncture. We are still very much in the process of building for 2014.”

The Steelers finished last season with an 8-8 record, although they did win six of their last eight games.

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  • bk

    I look at the draft and I see a few impact players, but, with only 2 picks in the first 3.5 rounds… I just don’t see it… Which 2 players could start and make an immediate impact? Watkins? He will be gone.. Evans? Him too… Ebron? A lot of questions there.. probably take at least a year to really get him up to speed.. Amaro? Same as Ebron.. On D? Maybe a CB, but that’s all a crap shoot… DL? some good players there but a true Immediate impact player? no… Bottom line is there are a lot of good players available, but, I really don’t see anyone that will be available to the Steelers where they pick that will make a huge difference this year.