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Old 08-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #24
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Default Re: Steelers Extend Lawrence Timmons 5 years $50 mil

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Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
Tagging Troy would keep him from shopping his wares, but it wouldn't help with the cap if we're up against it. We'd be oblige to pay him the average of the top 5 at his position (I'm assuming the new CBA has this or a very similar formula in place... anybody know for sure?) If there's no room for his money, there's no room for his money. Why would we tag a guy we can't afford.

No, the only way to keep Troy (and I think we will) is big cuts and/or attrition at the end of the year. The names already tossed around here are likely targets.
I think there will be a big cap jump next year.
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