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Old 09-03-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Steelers allow Hartwig to seek new team

Steelers allow veteran center Hartwig to explore trade options

By Jason La Canfora NFL Network

The Pittsburgh Steelers have given center Justin Hartwig permission to contact other teams and explore trade options, a league source said Friday.

The emergence of first-round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey has made Hartwig expendable. Originally the thought was Pouncey would begin at guard, but he already knows the calls and verbage to handle center, according to a team source.

"Those are the things you think about when you're starting and, all of sudden, you got another guy playing in front of you," Hartwig said after practice last Thursday. "Obviously, you think about your future. That's the nature of this business."

Hartwig has been through this before -- most notably when he outplayed and replaced Sean Mahan before the start of the 2008 regular season.

"I've had the upper hand in these situations and I've had the lower hand," Hartwig said. "You kind of take things in stride."

Hartwig, who signed a four-year contract extension in 2009, is scheduled to earn $2.08 million this season.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...e=HP_headlines

Who didn't see this one comming? The problem is teams know we are going to get rid of him anyhow so we probably won't get much, if anything, for him.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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they should have done this a freakin week ago !!! isn't the cutdown to 53 tommorrow ?
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isn't the cutdown to 53 tommorrow ?
already started

the tough cuts will be tomorrow


Steelers aren't going to pay Hartwig $2M to sit on the bench as back-up center when we have Legursky who is just as good and a whole lot cheaper.

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Time to move on. Hartwig's performance here was mediocre at best. He's probably not even the best backup at this point...especially if he's going to cry about "his misfortune" of being replaced by a rookie.
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already started

the tough cuts will be tomorrow


Steelers aren't going to pay Hartwig $2M to sit on the bench as back-up center when we have Legursky who is just as good and a whole lot cheaper.
actually i meant they only have till tomorrow to unload hartwig, i think they mighta had a better shot of gettin something for him, had they not waited so long to even try ...
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actually i meant they only have till tomorrow to unload hartwig, i think they mighta had a better shot of gettin something for him, had they not waited so long to even try ...
No. Wat if an injury had happened to Pouncey. Then they'd be stuck with one center (Legursky) going into the season...very bad.
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No. Wat if an injury had happened to Pouncey. Then they'd be stuck with one center (Legursky) going into the season...very bad.
so what if pouncey gets hurt on the first play of the game against atlanta ?
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so what if pouncey gets hurt on the first play of the game against atlanta ?
It's one thing to be into the season and have a player injured and be undermanned but it is embarrassing to ENTER the season with only your third string center eligible to play.

He get's paid 2 million and he sucks. Nobody would have traded for him. He'll get released and seek the vet minimum as a back up somewhere.
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It's one thing to be into the season and have a player injured and be undermanned but it is embarrassing to ENTER the season with only your third string center eligible to play.

He get's paid 2 million and he sucks. Nobody would have traded for him. He'll get released and seek the vet minimum as a back up somewhere.
two words....sean mayhan.
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two words....sean mayhan.
I could be wrong but I don't think Mahan was making 2 mill per season.
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