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Re: 2010 Steelers Journal
Steelers Resign Many Players, Surpise a Few
Santonio Holmes recieved a big paycheck, will remain in the burgh for quite some time
NFL.COM reports that the Steelers wanted to get their would be free agents back to Pittsburgh, they made some surprising moves.
They resigned Ike Taylor to a 1 year deal worth $5.76M with a bonus of $1.64M, it's unclear why Pittsburgh did this as he had a contract holdout for the better part of near 10 months. If the Steelers do draft a cornerback in the early rounds, it's almost probable Ike will be cut at the end of training camp.
LaMarr Woodley who was voted to the Pro Bowl and wanted to be back with Pittsburgh was pleased to announce on his twitter page that he signed a 7 year deal worth $53.61M, with a bonus of $15.13M, combing him and James Harrisons money it's well over $100M.
The Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes cashed in his cheque as he agreed to a 5 year deal worth $32M. Whilst Defensive Back of 2010 William Gay signed a 3 year deal worth $18M and Offensive Lineman Willie Colon came cheap has he agreed to a 3 year deal worth $15M.
Among others signed was Goaline Sensation who plowed in 4 touchdowns last year Isaac Redman and special teams aces Daniel Sepulveda, Anthony Madison and Keyaron Fox.
Dennis Dixon and Tony Hills signed 1 year deals through restricted free agency.
Among the ones let go were Mewelde Moore, Chris Hoke, Arnold Frazier, Roy Lewis and Tuff Harris.
Don't expect the Steelers to dip into Free Agency too much as the Draft will be soon.