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Steelers Pressed to Sign Former Vikings LB.

Steelers Pressed to Sign Former Vikings LB

The Pittsburgh Steelers could sign another veteran to replace Cole Holcomb.

PITTSBURGH — Following the loss to inside linebacker Cole Holcomb, the Pittsburgh Steelers are being urged to sign a former Pro Bowler who can step in and provide a veteran presence in the back half of the season.

The Steelers will move forward with Elandon Roberts and Kwon Alexander as their starters, with Mark Robinson expected to become a part of the rotation. However, they currently have just three inside backers on the roster.

To fix that issue, Bleacher Report believes the Steelers should sign former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.

“The Steelers already needed help at linebacker going into the Thursday night game against the Titans,” Bleacher Report writes. “Then Cole Holcomb suffered a season-ending knee injury, and the need became even worse. The Steelers’ chances of continuing to win rely on playing good defense, so finding a veteran who can fill in could be crucial. Anthony Barr is among the most qualified free agents to take that job. He started 10 games for the Cowboys last season and compiled 58 total tackles with two for a loss, a sack and four quarterback hits.”

Barr, 31, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Vikings, starting 98 games and earning four Pro Bowl selections. He then signed with the Dallas Cowboys last season, contributing 58 tackles and a sack.

The Steelers could use another inside linebacker, and Barr might be a more reliable option over Robinson at this point. But with Alexander and Roberts on the roster, Pittsburgh may not be looking to add another veteran name they can plug into the starting role. Instead, they could simply be looking to add a depth piece.

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