The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly look set to add a veteran free agent safety to partner Minkah Fitzpatrick this offseason, according to a Thursday night report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Kareem Jackson back in Denver – The Steelers lobbied to sign him but the Broncos shut him down.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 8, 2022
According to Fowler, the Steelers attempted to sign veteran safety Kareem Jackson, who has now decided to re-sign with the Denver Broncos. Jackson, by the way, is a product of Alabama, just like Fitzpatrick.
According to Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver, Jackson signs a one-year contract with the Broncos worth up to $5 million. He earned $5 million last year. Jackson returns for a fourth season with the Broncos, which will be his 13th season in the NFL.
—Mike Klis (@mikeklis) April 8, 2022
Jackson turns 34 in days, so age doesn’t seem to be a concern for the Steelers right now.
While the Steelers ultimately failed to sign Jackson, at least we now know with some certainty that the team is on the hunt for a safe veteran in the very near future. There are still a few people over 30 in the market who played over 50% of the snaps with the teams they were with last season. One of those many players is Andrew Sendejo, who is 34 years old. Tashaun Gipson, who played for the Chicago Bears last season, is also still on the market and is 31 years old. Obviously, veteran security Tyrann Mathieu also remains unsigned.