As free agency continues for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it looks like the black-and-gold will lose their third unrestricted free agent in as many days.
After seeing Mike Wallace sign with the Miami Dolphins and Rashard Mendenhall ink a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, it appears as if safety Ryan Mundy is the next to go.
According to the Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, Mundy is expected to sign a deal with the New York Giants.
#steelers set to lose another UFA. S Ryan Mundy expected to sign with Giants today.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 14, 2013
Mundy was scheduled to arrive in New York Wednesday night and visit with the Giants on Thursday, so it looks as if they came to terms on a contract rather quickly.
Unlike Wallace, losing Mundy is no big loss for the Steelers.
Mundy has only started five games in four seasons for the Steelers and is likely a backup option for the Giants. New York already appears set at safety with Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown (who has been offered a second-round tender as a restricted free agent) expected to be the starters next season. Kenny Phillips is an unrestricted free agent, so Mundy will likely have the chance to compete with Will Hill and Tyler Sash for the third safety job.
The West Virginia product made 130 tackles and one interception in four seasons with the Steelers, but was given plenty of opportunities to show what he could do and proved to be nothing more than a liability in the Steelers’ secondary.
Check back often to City of Champions Sports as we will have continual updates of all of the wheelings and dealings of Steelers free agency.