The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make history this weekend with the signing of four free agents: defensive end Mychal Kendricks, wide receiver Davante Adams, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and linebacker Kevin Williams.
The teams will announce their final roster Monday.
The Bucs have a new head coach and they’ll have an entire secondary under new head general manager Jason Licht.
They’re still a few days away from their final draft.
They could be in line for a second straight first-round pick.
The Bucs have the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the Steelers have the first-rounder.
The two teams are in the final year of a five-year contract that was worth $78 million.
The Steelers are expected to be among the most appealing franchises in free agency, which could be why they made the moves.
The two teams will have to be on the same page with respect to how they want to handle a potential blockbuster.
They both need to have the right players to win.
The Buccaneers have spent the first half of the season trying to win the Super Bowl.
They have a defense that’s going to be better without Kendricks.
They will need Adams, a player they desperately needed last season, to be a consistent pass-rusher.
They need to be in a better spot in the secondary.
And the Steelers are a team that struggled in the second half of last season.
They’ve had to deal with injuries to their quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and their running back, Le’Veon Bell.
The Steelers have a lot of holes at the position.
The most important thing is the team is in the right place.
They’ll need to go out and acquire the right pieces to win in the NFL.