Steelers Connected to Recently Released 2-Time All-Pro Safety

The pool of NFL free agents continues to grow as more teams release players to clear cap space ahead of free agency. One of those recently released players, safety Kevin Byard, could be a potential target for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At least that’s what Steelers Now’s Alan Saunders argued on March 2.

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“The Steelers have most of their 2023 safeties under contract for 2024, but they could be looking for an upgrade after Keanu Neal deal with an injury-riddled 2023 season and Damontae Kazee struggled when asked to play more in-the-box strong safety,” wrote Saunders.

“Byard could be a replacement for Neal as the third safety in the team’s regular rotation, if they want to move on from the veteran strong safety and find someone that has been more reliable.”

Byard finished the 2023 regular season with the Philadelphia Eagles after they acquired him from the Tennessee Titans close to the NFL trade deadline. Tennessee sent Byard to Philadelphia in exchange for 2024 fifth-round and sixth-round picks along with safety Terrell Edmunds.

In 16 games with the Eagles and Titans last season, Byard posted 122 combined tackles with 3 pass defenses and 1 interception.

Prior to the trade, Byard had spent his entire career in Tennessee. He made the Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro for the Titans in 2017 and 2021.

The Eagles released Byard on March 1.

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