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Old 03-03-2014, 08:11 AM   #139
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Default Re: Ike Taylor's future with Pittsburgh Steelers

Originally Posted by PhantomJB93 View Post
Don't see how we're ever going to get Byrd. Even if we cut everyone we can afford to cut, he's going to demand one of the biggest contracts ever for a safety on the open market, and we'll never pony up that amount of cash. I'm drooling about having him though, he gets more picks in a season than our entire secondary combined nowadays.

As far as Ike goes, even if we cut him he'll be brought back on a more cap-friendly deal. He's not going anywhere else at this point in his career and he's not ready to retire either. Just don't get your hopes up that he won't still be our starting CB week 1.
Think if it this way: if everyone was willing to spend $7 million per year for Worilds, who hasn't shown much... why not be willing to pay $11 million per year for Byrd, who not only has shown a lot, but is arguably the second best player at his position in the entire league?

One is a huge gamble, and for $4 million more, one is a lock to improve your team.

Make sense?

Yep. He'll return, at a reduced rate... as the #2 CB. (That transition, to #2, started in November.)
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