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Russell Wilson Set to Meet with Steelers Before Free Agency, per Report

Russell Wilson is set to become a free agent as soon as his release from the Denver Broncos becomes official, and apparently he’s already receiving interest from one prominent team in need of a veteran quarterback.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in signing Wilson and are already set to meet with the free agent, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette reported Thursday. Dulac also reports that Wilson has mutual interest in potentially joining the Steelers.

Wilson’s two-year stint with the Broncos essentially ended this week with a public announcement by the team, although he won’t officially become a free agent until Wednesday. In two seasons with Denver, Wilson played in 30 games and totaled 6,594 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions.

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson throws a pass in a game.

Russell Wilson reportedly is set to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers as he prepares to become a free agent for the first time in his career.

The Broncos are taking on an $85 million cap hit in dead money in order to move on from Wilson.

Pittsburgh went 10-7 last season but lost to the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has played in 25 games over his first two pro seasons, totaling 13 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions and 4,474 passing yards.