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Lokki
03-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Via Steelers.com (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-Tender-Offers-To-Six-Restricted-Free-Agents/20316655-906f-4294-9acc-21887a2fae39)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have tendered offers to six players, including wide receiver Mike Wallace, cornerback Keenan Lewis, safety Ryan Mundy, tight end David Johnson, offensive guard Doug Legursky and offensive guard Ramon Foster, the team announced today.

By tendering the offers to the six players, the Steelers reserve the right to retain the players by matching any offer sheets they would sign with another team. All six players could also remain with the Steelers by signing their tender offer for 2012 or by signing a long-term contract with the team.

MasterOfPuppets
03-12-2012, 03:59 PM
well it looks like that turd johnson is staying :banging:

that means arians stupid H-back system is staying... meaning no real fullback.

Steel95
03-12-2012, 04:35 PM
well it looks like that turd johnson is staying :banging:

that means arians stupid H-back system is staying... meaning no real fullback.

Not really; they could be hoping that another team signs him away. I'm not sure if the Steelers can retract their offer before April 20th or not. I really don't see why they would tender him to a contract though. I'm sure it's no higher than a 5th or 6th round tender.

bac151rum
03-12-2012, 04:38 PM
or it could just mean that their only other TE besides Heath is facing a suspension for next year, and its not smart to go into the preseason with only one TE on the opening day roster.

MasterOfPuppets
03-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Not really; they could be hoping that another team signs him away. I'm not sure if the Steelers can retract their offer before April 20th or not. I really don't see why they would tender him to a contract though. I'm sure it's no higher than a 5th or 6th round tender.
there are no 5th or 6th rd tenders.
there are 3 options
high - 2.7 million - 1st rd
mid - 1.9 mill - 2nd rd
low - 1.2 - right to match ( rd player was drafted)

johnson was undrafted so there would be no compensation with the low tender.
johnson is all but worthless as either a receiver or a blocker. if the steelers cut him, he'll be out of the NFL. just like carey davis , justin hartwig , sean mchugh, and all the other turds that they kept around.

Heinz Hitman
03-12-2012, 06:00 PM
there are no 5th or 6th rd tenders.
there are 3 options
high - 2.7 million - 1st rd
mid - 1.9 mill - 2nd rd
low - 1.2 - right to match ( rd player was drafted)

johnson was undrafted so there would be no compensation with the low tender.
johnson is all but worthless as either a receiver or a blocker. if the steelers cut him, he'll be out of the NFL. just like carey davis , justin hartwig , sean mchugh, and all the other turds that they kept around.

Actually, we did in fact draft David Johnson. He was a 7th round pick in the 2009 draft out of Arkansas St. From what I always read about him, the reason we have kept him around is because of his blocking ability.

ETL
03-12-2012, 06:15 PM
we can still cut Johnson if something better comes up. Not a bad play for now

Millers the sh!t
03-12-2012, 06:20 PM
I hope we don't lose legursky. Does anyone know his draft info?

FrancoLambert
03-12-2012, 06:42 PM
well it looks like that turd johnson is staying :banging:

that means arians stupid H-back system is staying... meaning no real fullback.

It amazes me that with Johnson's body of work the Steelers are even considering keeping this guy. What am I missing? What does he do well? Catch? Forget it, the big drops are too easy to remember. Blocking? He whiffs taking on tacklers more than he makes good contact.
A total waste.

tanda10506
03-13-2012, 12:41 AM
I hope we don't lose legursky. Does anyone know his draft info?

He was undrafted IIRC, so there would be no compensation. Rest assured, until Pouncey's contract is up, we wont have anybody looking at our o lineman.

Kingmagyar
03-13-2012, 09:54 AM
Bruce Arians could take a few of those guys. David Johnson for a 7th and certainly he knows the value of Legursky as a backup Guard or Center or even as a starting Guard. Foster is a starter at Right Guard now. To have to compensate the Steelers nothing for modest backup contracts that the Steelers won't be able to match would be a no brainer even for Arians. I can see Foster and/or Legursky being made offers. Ryan Mundy for a 6th isn't even a bad deal.

BKAnthem
03-13-2012, 09:12 PM
I hope we don't lose legursky. Does anyone know his draft info?

Trust me dude...NO ONE is loking at the FA's or RFA's on this line...i don't even know why the Steelers are putting tenders on Legursky or Foster....they could replace both dudes in the Draft