Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote today that the Steelers are in big time trouble when it comes to free agents this offseason, starting with all 18 of theirs.

The column stated that the Steelers could lose every one of their free agents, and they might have to lose a few more veterans if they don’t agree to take less money in 2013. They are so far over the salary cap that they would not be able to fill a 53-man roster without doing all of that.

The bloodletting that occurred last year when they released three longtime stars could be a drop in the bucket as to what occurs over the next month, which could resemble their March Massacre.

After all the dust settles, they could sign a free agent or two, but they won’t be on anyone’s A list.

Here’s the 18 UFA’s for the Steelers starting in March:

S Will Allen
QB Charlie Batch
WR Plaxico Burress
S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith
LB Larry Foote
RG Ramon Foster
WR David Gilreath
NT Casey Hampton
CB Justin King
QB Byron Leftwich
OG Doug Legursky
CB Keenan Lewis
LB Marshall McFadden
RB Rashard Mendenhall
FS Ryan Mundy
TE Leonard Pope
LT Max Starks
NT Alameda Ta’amu
LS Greg Warren

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