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Old 03-06-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Steelers free-agency digest: Chester Taylor being eyed, Clark not re-signed

Pittsburgh Steelers free-agency digest: Chester Taylor being eyed, Clark not re-signed
March 5, 6:16 AMPittsburgh Sports Examiner
Matt Pawlikowski

PITTSBURGH - The Steelers tendered the final of their contracts on Wednesday to restricted free-agents William Gay along with tight end Matt Spaeth who two other players Willie Colon and punter Daniel Sepulveda as restricted free agents.

Colon received the highest tender this week from the Steelers at $2.5 million.

As today begins the free-agency period, and the potential for an uncapped year arises, one key player who was targeted by the team, unrestricted free-agent Ryan Clark will hit the open market, more than likely ending his career with the team.

Clark's agent and the Steelers were unable to come to terms on a contract. The 30 year old Clark, was tied for the Steelers lead in interceptions (three) last season and was second in tackles (89). He has been a starter since signing with the Steelers in 2006.

The team also has one Exclusive Rights player in special teams ace Patrick Bailey.

Our friends at Steeler Depot have a great post in regards to understanding the free-agency period and what it means to the Steelers in regards to its players, especially when it comes to Bailey and also an understanding of the compensation the team will receive should one of those restricted players sign elsewhere.

Don't expect the Steelers to delve into free-agency, although the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the Steelers, along with Chicago,Houston, Buffalo and Kansas City have all expressed an interest in running back Chester Taylor.

It would not be the first time the Steelers have looked at Mike Tomlin's former team for help at the running back slot, as Mewelde Moore was a former Viking before landing in black and Gold.

The reason for the interest? As expected halfback Willie Parker was not offered a contract. Other Steelers not tendered contracts as of midnight were cornerback Deshea Townsend, quarterback Charlie Batch, safety Tyrone Carter, defensive ends Nick Eason and Travis Kirschke, wide receiver Joey Galloway linebacker Rocky Boiman, along with guard Darnell Stapleton and halfback Carey Davis, both of whom are restricted.

The team has refused the rights on both Stapelton and Davis.
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