Colbert, Steelers FO Allude to Changes on the Way
Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette
Looks like all #Steelers UFAs will get to test water. Colbert: "we won't know what individual player will cost until he gets out there.''
Colbert alluded to this several times: "If we don't change a roster that produced 8-8, we'd be silly to expect a better result.''
#Steelers Colbert also praises Omar Khan, one of the finalists for Jets GM Job: "He's earned it. We think he's ready.''
More on the backs from Colbert: "That group of players didn't produce the way we anticipated they would.''
Colbert on the #Steelers RB situation: "Where we were in running game last year was indicative in the talent at the position.''
Colbert says #Steelers must get under cap first: "It will include terminations, possible extensions and reconstructions.''
#Steelers will not reconsider decision to cut Chris Rainey: "The decision has been made,'' Colbert said.
As with re-signing their own UFAs (i.e. Wallace, Keenan Lewis, Mendenhall, Starks, etc.): "We're not married to anybody.''
Colbert's message: That reluctance to change won't occurr this year after 8-8
Colbert: When you're 12-4 & a playoff team, sometimes you get mesmerized by your success and you get a little reluctatant to change.
Colbert: "Very doubtful" they will put franchise tag on anyone because "I don't think we have too many franchise players.''
All information acquired from @EdBouchette on Twitter.
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