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Old 02-14-2005, 12:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Steelers 2005 Free Agent List

From si.com truth and rumors...



Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert didn't completely reject the idea of giving multi-year contracts with big signing bonuses to players at the same position this offseason. The Steelers may be faced with that dilemma, with four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Hines Ward expecting a contract extension and Plaxico Burress approaching unrestricted free agency in three weeks.
-- Pittsburgh Tribune Review

If the team is unable to satisfy Burress, who has said he doesn't expect to be back, Colbert and coach Bill Cowher will seek a replacement in free agency and the draft. It might be easier to find one in the draft. The free-agency class of wide receivers isn't especially deep this year. It includes Jerry Porter of the Raiders, David Patten of the Patriots, Corey Bradford of the Texans and T.J. Houshmandzadeh of the Bengals. The Patriots' David Givens is a restricted free agent, who would cost a seventh-round draft choice to sign.
-- Pittsburgh Tribune Review

By the way March 2 is deadline for cap space. Should see some action leading up to it.
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