The free agent period will begin in a couple of days and there's sure to be a furry of activity, even though the salary cap came in at just $120.6 million, a smidgen above what it was last season.
Some teams are always prepared to overpay for somebody else's talent.
As has been the case, don't expect the Steelers to be major players – unless they have to.
The team has been in contact with the agent for wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. And even if he gets an offer on the open market, it's likely he'll at least give the Steelers the opportunity to match.
Outside of that, the Steelers will sit on the sidelines and look for bargains - as they always do.
And the Steelers also won't lose anybody they can't do without.
They will make tender offers on all of their restricted free agents to cover their behind, but if push comes to shove, because of Pittsburgh's iffy cap situation, it won't go crazy to match any offers - save one for wide receiver Mike Wallace.