Steelers have contacted former All-Pro Saints WR Michael Thomas

For everything that’s gone right for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, the wide receiver position hasn’t been one of them. The team traded away starter Diontae Johnson, but try as they might, they haven’t really been able to replace his production to this point.

The Steelers selected former Michigan receiver Roman Wilson in the third round of the 2024 NFL draft, but he feels more like a slot receiver (and a very good one) in the NFL.

Pittsburgh also signed several veterans, and according to Pittsburgh radio personality Zachary Smith, they are still considering another in Michael Thomas.

There was a time when Thomas was in the discussion as the top wide receiver in the NFL. From 2016-2019, Thomas started 57 games and caught 470 passes for 5,512 yards and 32 touchdowns. He was the Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and a first-team All-Pro in 2018 and 2019.

Unfortunately, the last four seasons have been filled with injuries, including missing all of 2021 with an ankle injury and most of the next season with a foot injury. Thomas is 31 years old, and his injury history is problematic. Is he better than Van Jefferson or Quez Watkins? It’s hard to say at this point, but the Steelers really seem to be just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire