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Old 07-25-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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STEELERS SIGN MENDENHALL
Posted by Mike Florio on July 25, 2008, 1:51 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with their first-round pick in the 2008 draft, running back Rashard Mendenhall.

The former Illinois standout, who parlayed one solid year into his lofty draft status, will receive $7.125 million in guaranteed money on a five-year deal. The package has a total value of $12.555 million.

Mendenhall joins Willie Parker in a backfield that also includes Mewelde Moore, and that almost included Kevin Jones. Pakrer suffered a broken leg suffered late in the 2007 season, and the team could be looking for ways to extend his career by limiting the pounding he takes.

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Old 07-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Good News! As much as I am excited about Sweed (and I am) as a running back Mendenhall is going to have more of a chance to make a big impact right a way. Glad to see this is done and he'll be in camp on time!
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The package has a total value of $12.555 million.
Close - about a quarter mil under the actual value of the contract....

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heres a good reference point-

2004 steven jackson was the 24th pick (i think he was the 2nd rb taken overall) and signed a 5 year/7mil deal. add 10-15% to that for every year since then, and we should be in the ballpark for mendenhall.
So anywhere from 5 years at $10.25 mil (at 10% per year inflation since '04) to $12.24 mil (at 15%).
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Damn! Was hoping for a holdout! LOL
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WOOOOOHOOOOOO Now I can buy the jersey............ anyone see any Sweed jerseys yet.
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CAN YOU SMELL IT!!!

HERE WE GO!!!
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WOOOOOHOOOOOO Now I can buy the jersey............ anyone see any Sweed jerseys yet.
what numbers are Mendenhall, Sweed and Davis???
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I couldn't be happier. Happy birthday to me!!! Let's get down to business get Sweed in there and start training boys. We got a long hard road ahead of us. But if any team can do it, our Steelers can.

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Damn! Was hoping for a holdout! LOL

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Why am I not surprised by that. Typical brownie fan.
I just figured I'd throw that in for comic relief. Of course, I'm fairly confident that there were some people (here) who were amused by the whole Brady Quinn holdout and had their share of comments made.
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heres a good reference point-

2004 steven jackson was the 24th pick (i think he was the 2nd rb taken overall) and signed a 5 year/7mil deal. add 10-15% to that for every year since then, and we should be in the ballpark for mendenhall.

So anywhere from 5 years at $10.25 mil (at 10% per year inflation since '04) to $12.24 mil (at 15%).
so.... we should start a sports agency.

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