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Bouchette Previews NFL Free Agency Period

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – 93.7 The Fan, Steelers Insider, and Post-Gazette beat writer, Ed Bouchette, joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to preview the 4 p.m. opening of NFL Free Agency.

Ed doesn’t expect another team to sign Mike Wallace away from the Steelers because they would not only be forfeiting a large contract, but they would also sacrifice a first round draft pick. Other teams who may have interest in Wallace may have seen some stock drop during an average second half of the season in 2011. Ed says those teams “have video tape of the same second half of the season that we saw.”

Ed says he doesn’t see the Steelers going after free agents this year, unless it is by trolling players that other teams wouldn’t want to fill depth. With that limited cap space, the Steelers will be left loose at tight end. The depth at that position is thin with the four-game suspension of Weslye Saunders.

In order to free up some cap space, the Steelers could potentially cut some players, but Ed does not think that will happen until after the draft.

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