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Old 02-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Starks signs 1 year deal

Steelers reach agreement with Starks
Saturday, February 21, 2009
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS The Steelers have reached agreement with left tackle Max Starks to accept their franchise tender of $8.451 million for the 2009 season, paving the way for the two sides to begin discussion on a long-term contract.

The Steelers have until mid-July to reach agreement on a contract with their 6-foot-8, 340-pound tackle or he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

By accepting the franchise tender, Starks can no longer negotiate with other NFL teams about a possible contract. It was unlikely that was going to occur, however, because a team would have to compensate the Steelers with two No. 1 picks if they signed Starks.

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Old 02-21-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Starks signs 1 year deal

Thats a lot of money...Starks has done pretty well financially from the Steelers the past 2 years if he plays out the upcoming season with the franchise tag...Hope that means he'll sign for a longer term next year (if not still this year) without breaking the bank since he's already been paid. He's competent, and I like investing in him over Smith with Smith's injury history. I would however offer Smith a contract at a low-ball offer with lots of incentives if he can stay healthy and on the field.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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Thats a lot of money...Starks has done pretty well financially from the Steelers the past 2 years if he plays out the upcoming season with the franchise tag...Hope that means he'll sign for a longer term next year (if not still this year) without breaking the bank since he's already been paid. He's competent, and I like investing in him over Smith with Smith's injury history. I would however offer Smith a contract at a low-ball offer with lots of incentives if he can stay healthy and on the field.
I'm sorry, but I don't see any way Marvel is going to sign a, incentive laden, low-ball, offer from the Steelers when we just gave his back-up $8.45 million. He would probably be more insulted by the offer than just a - "thanks for your time, but we are going to go a different direction" - pat on the back.

It's a nice thought though.

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Starks signs 1 year deal

there will be teams looking at smith i suspect, so the steelers wouldn't be able 2 get away with a small salary
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Ughhhhhhhh. That is all.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
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I would rather give the money to Starks who will at least be healthy than give it to a guy who spent most of last season and a big chunk of the season before on IR.

Honestly, I think any team hat offers him a contract is gonna be incentive laden on how much time he spends on the active roster instead of IR.
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Max Starks is not worth the $8.451mil. he got. Heck he's not worth S5 mil. I find it hard to believe that they couldn't give it to someone better.
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YAY !!! ..........................
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Default Re: Starks signs 1 year deal

Ok so now what do you think Colbert has in mind? To attack the outside of the line or the interior line ?
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None of our OL players are worth $8 million

Stupid decision
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