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Steelers not re-signing most of their in-house free agents

H-back Will Johnson's signing with the New York Giants on a two-year deal is a reminder that the Pittsburgh Steelers are comfortable letting most of their unrestricted free agents walk.

This isn't the trend with all teams. Look at the Washington Redskins, who are bringing back about half their bunch.

By my count, the Steelers are parting with nearly 80 percent of this year's class (not counting Cam Heyward, who never got to free agency after signing a six-year deal worth nearly $60 million before training camp).

Still available: QB Mike Vick, S Will Allen, QB Bruce Gradkowski, DL Cam Thomas, OL Doug Legursky, OT Byron Stingily, DL Clifton Geathers. Gradkowski has a chance to return. The rest will be clean breaks, more than likely.

Signed elsewhere: LT Kelvin Beachum (Jaguars), CB Antwon Blake and LB Sean Spence (Titans), DL Steve McLendon (Jets), RB Jordan Todman (Colts), CB Brandon Boykin (Panthers), LB Terence Garvin (Redskins), HB Will Johnson (Giants) McLendon was the biggest surprise here. Maybe Beachum, too. Otherwise, most of these moves were expected.

Re-signed: S Robert Golden, CB William Gay, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, OG Ramon Foster.