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Old 02-24-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Steelers offer Casey one final contract

The hours are ticking down until the Steelers have to make a decision on whether or not they will have to place the franchise tag on nose tackle Casey Hampton. It is rumored that the Steelers have made one final contract offer to Hampton and his agent that would allow the Steelers to sign Hampton to a multi-year, future cap friendly contract. The new contract offer is reportedly front loaded and worth around 12 million dollars in guaranteed cash. The Steelers have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday to get the deal done to avoid having to use the tag on Hampton. If no new deal is reached, the Steelers will indeed use the exclusive franchise tag on Hampton while continuing to work out a new contract.

One of the caveats of getting a deal done with Big Snack would be that the Steelers could then turn around and use the franchise tag on free safety Ryan Clark and the transition tag on kicker Jeff Reed as planned. The franchise tag for safeties in 2010 is $6.455 million. This would enable the Steelers to keep all 3 unrestricted free agents they considered a priority without breaking the bank or hurting themselves in future years if and when the salary cap comes back into play. This would also give the Steelers plenty of time to work out a new deal with Reed and delaying a long term decision on the aging Clark.

Stay tuned as this could all go down very quickly if indeed the rumors hold true.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers offer Casey one final contract

I wish Casey would get his head out of his big ol' butt, and realize a 2 down player isn't worth top 5 DT money. I'll be happy to have him back...but not at the cost of having to lose both Ryan and Jeff. With that being said, I'm assuming we're making him a fair offer...But as a 33-34 year old man, he's not the player he was at the signing of his last contract...equal money to make up for inflation would be fair....don't be greedy.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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Come on "SNACKS" man up and take the deal and quit being greedy!!!! 12 million in guaranteed cash will buy a lot of TWINKIES!!!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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TAg him and let him seek a trade.
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Casey, your amazing and I love you. You've done so much for us fans and the organization, but take this cut. I'd be happy if someone gave me twelve million dollars.
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I agree if he doesn't take it then tag him and trade him. 33 year old NT is not worth 7 mil a year. not even on a one year deal. I CYA Casey....go play for the Raiders or the Patriots!!!!! I am tired of these athletes getting paid like they do. Teachers and Law Enforcement can't get paid like they do and they are the true leaders of our society. Think about it.
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IF that is true, why would the guy sign a deal for $12 mil guaranteed, when he will get tagged and get $7mil guaranteed??? The tag is coming for sure.
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IF that is true, why would the guy sign a deal for $12 mil guaranteed, when he will get tagged and get $7mil guaranteed??? The tag is coming for sure.
theres a chance he wont be getting shit in '11 other than a year older if there is a lock out.

i hope hampton will look at this offer just as fair as the last offers to harrison, troy, and smith (the guarantee is actually 2 mil richer than i thought it would be) and look at what is best for himself, team and legacy.

sounds like a more than fair deal.
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we kinda have him by the balls because if he dosnt sign a new contract this year its extremly doubtful anyone will sign him to a mega deal next year at 34. i say give him 15mil for 3 years
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12 guaranteed, how much bonuses? 4/5/6/7/8+?

if he's expected to be bringing in like 15, he should take it
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