The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be preparing for unrestricted free agent tackle Kelvin Beachum to sign elsewhere in the coming days as they reportedly will have yet another free agent tackle in for a visit next week.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Denver Broncos free agent tackle Ryan Harris is expected to visit the Steelers this week.
Harris, who was originally drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs during his NFL career.
Harris has made 70 regular season starts during his career and last year he started all 16 games at left tackle for the Broncos after being signed to replace starter Ryan Clady, who was lost for the year last May to a torn ACL. In 2014, Harris started 15 games for the Chiefs.
Saturday afternoon it was reported that the Steelers will be bringing in Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung for a visit next week as well.
Currently, the Steelers have tackles Marcus Gilbert, Alejandro Villanueva and Mike Adams all under contract for next season. While Gilbert is the starter on the right side, it appears as though the Steelers are open to bringing in another veteran to compete with Villanueva for the starting spot on the left side should Beachum ultimately wind up signing elsewhere.
Villanueva was the Steelers starting left tackle for most of the 2015 season as he was forced into action after Beachum suffered a season-wending knee injury during the teams’s sixth regular season game. Adams, on the other hand, missed the entire 2015 season with a back injury.