The biggest names of this year’s NFL free agency class have made their decisions. Some teams and players are winners. Here is a breakdown of the five biggest losers:
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are clearly in the midst of a massive transition. The team is now without its two most proven skill position players. Antonio Brown has been traded to the Oakland Raiders, and Le'Veon Bell finally found his way out of town. Juju Smith-Schuster and James Conner better be ready to step up big-time next season.
Pittsburgh added a solid cornerback in Steven Nelson and re-signed linebacker Anthony Chickillo but they’ve done nothing else to improve the roster significantly. Now the Steelers are left to pick through the leftovers and patch roster holes that way.
The biggest disappointment of the offseason was definitely not getting any of the Raiders’ three first-round picks in exchange for Brown.