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Old 04-21-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot....-contract.html

Taylor restructures contract

Ian Whetstone, the resident capologist at SteelCityInsider.com, found that the Steelers have restructured the contract of cornerback Ike Taylor, freeing up $430,000 in cap space by giving him that money in signing bonus instead.

It's been something the Steelers have done a good job of doing over the years as a way to free up space.

SteelCityInsider.com's Jim Wexell has confirmed the rumors that were being bandied about the Steelers media room Monday that running back Gary Russell was released due to a run-in with the law.

Russell apparently was staying with a friend at a Columbus, Ohio home that was raided by police. A large stash of marijuana was found.


Russell apparently has not been charged with any crime, but the Steelers did not want the situation to become a distraction.

Director of football operations Kevin Colbert did not deny that the Steelers talked to the Buffalo Bills about wide receiver/return man Roscoe Parrish, but said that they have contact with all teams leading up to the draft to find out who might be available.

That said, the Steelers are very tight against the salary cap and a trade is unlikely.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Didn't Taylor restructure his contract last year?
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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nice of taylor to do that for the team..
he such a nice guy...
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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Taylor is awesome. He might be the most committed player the Steelers have to the organization. This is the second year in a row he's done this.
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So Gary did have a run-in with the police. Huh. Had no idea.
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So Gary did have a run-in with the police. Huh. Had no idea.

Well he should fit right in with his new team then...
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:46 PM   #7
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NFL from the sidelines

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot....-contract.html

Taylor restructures contract

Ian Whetstone, the resident capologist at SteelCityInsider.com, found that the Steelers have restructured the contract of cornerback Ike Taylor, freeing up $430,000 in cap space by giving him that money in signing bonus instead.

It's been something the Steelers have done a good job of doing over the years as a way to free up space.

SteelCityInsider.com's Jim Wexell has confirmed the rumors that were being bandied about the Steelers media room Monday that running back Gary Russell was released due to a run-in with the law.

Russell apparently was staying with a friend at a Columbus, Ohio home that was raided by police. A large stash of marijuana was found.


Russell apparently has not been charged with any crime, but the Steelers did not want the situation to become a distraction.

Director of football operations Kevin Colbert did not deny that the Steelers talked to the Buffalo Bills about wide receiver/return man Roscoe Parrish, but said that they have contact with all teams leading up to the draft to find out who might be available.

That said, the Steelers are very tight against the salary cap and a trade is unlikely.
A poster at steelernation.com broke this story about Russell the day he was released. It's a shame that it ended up being true.
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taylor did restructure last year. im suprised the steelers keep dipping into the "bank of ike" as opposed to looking at hines, or ben.

but aside from ike and mr. dan rooney exchanging "fist bumps" before every game, i would say the 2 have a pretty close connection. i am almost certain there is a verbal commtment to eachother for the longterm future, based on nothing but trust.

it is the steelers way. im ptetty confident in ike recieving a 3rd contract tha t will probably enable him to retire as a steeler. he is the best CB we have had since r. woodson (and has more rings) and that is saying alot.
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So Gary was the inside dealer and got busted?
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IF Ike had good hands he would be a top 5 in the NFL CB. As it stands he is in the top 10 and I love the guy.
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