Re: Steelers headed for salary cap hell in 2012?
I expect Farrior, and possibly Ward and A. Smith, to retire after this year. I think Hampton will either have to restructure or be cut. Foote is on the downhill and may not make it through another year. Harrison and Hoke I expect to be gone after this year as well.
I hate to say it, but Wallace may end up playing himself out of our ability to sign him. And to be honest, with Sanders, Brown, and Cotchery, we will not be hard pressed to overpay for Wallace. Sanders and Brown have #1 ability, especially by next year.
Polamalu is a must sign, IMO, and a much higher priority than Wallace. Anyway, I think we'll make it through ok to next year without completely losing our talent base. We've kept the core guys we need in Ben, Woodley, Ike, Miller, Timmons and Colon. Take care of Troy and we'll be ok.