The start of the new league year is just days away and so far the Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to re-sign soon-to-be unrestricted free agent cornerback Brice McCain. If they fail to get him back under contract soon, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com is reporting Friday that the Philadelphia Eagles might be interested in signing him.
McCain, who was cut last offseason by the Houston Texans, signed a one-year contract with the Steelers last March. He played in 14 regular season games last season and started nine of them on his way to registering 25 total tackles and three interceptions. One of those interceptions he returned for a touchdown in the Week 5 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
McCain can play both inside and outside and he showed last season that he still can contribute both as a starter and reserve off of the bench. The Eagles have a lot of salary cap space to play with so it’s very possible that they could pursue McCain.
Currently, the Steelers only have three cornerbacks under contract for the 2015 season that were on their 53 man roster last season. Those three players are William Gay, Cortez Allen and B.W. Webb.