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Old 07-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Ike Taylor agreed to terms with Steelers for 4 years

Steelers agreed to terms with CB Ike Taylor on a four-year contract.

Taylor sticks with the team that drafted him back in 2003. Since then, he's become their top corner and been a starter for the last six seasons -- including both Super Bowl runs. Perhaps some hometown allegiance played into the quick signing as teams like the Eagles and Texans were expected to show interest.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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All along the Steelers privately expressed confidence that they would re-sign Ike Taylor and tonight they came through by agreeing to a four-year contract with their best cornerback over the past decade.

Money terms were not immediately available.

Taylor, who told one member of the organization early this week that he would be back, will return for his ninth season. He cannot officially sign his contract until 6 p.m. on Friday and cannot join his teammates in practice at training camp until Aug. 4, per a new rule under the collective bargaining agreement
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So much for this rumor mongering from PFT earlier this evening

Yeah, Nnamdi Asomugha has become the crown jewel of the 2011 free agency class. Sure, Antonio Cromartie gets more buzz. But Ike Taylor quietly has become one of the names to watch in free agency.

If the Steelers wanted to keep their No. 1 corner, the Steelers would have signed him before he made it to free agency.

And if Taylor wanted to stay, he wouldn’t be publicly declaring his intention to go to the highest bidder.

Making the situation even more intriguing is the fact that Taylor quietly is held in high regard by some of the coaches who are familiar with his style of play over the last eight seasons. He consistently faces the top receiver on the opposing team, and he can handle press coverage effectively, allowing the Steelers to keep offenses guessing as to whether Taylor will run with the receiver, or whether he’ll release his man after applying a jam and occupy a short zone.

With the Ravens dumping salaries, some fans think they’re making room for Asomugha. Given that the Ravens have seen twice (and sometimes thrice) per year what Ike can do, maybe he’s the guy they’re truly after


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Old 07-26-2011, 10:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ike Taylor agreed to terms with Steelers for 4 years

That's good news! Losing Taylor would have been hard on this defense.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ike Taylor agreed to terms with Steelers for 4 years

thank you FO for making this deal happen!! glad he is going to keep being a steeler!
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Default Re: Ike Taylor agreed to terms with Steelers for 4 years

great news imo.

people like to joke and bitch about his hands of stone but often forget about his 99 passes defended.

i'll put those career numbers up against anyone with the same tenure.

i also wont forget that there arent too many active cornerbacks with 3 superbowl starts and 2 rings.

dan rooney and ike are tight. im almost sure the owner told the FO that the 1st call of business was to take care of him.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:54 PM   #6
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good news indeed
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Default Re: Ike Taylor agreed to terms with Steelers for 4 years

I think you guys are actually missing the bigger picture. Resigning Ike probably means William Gay won't be re-signed
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I'll be the first to admit ... I thought for sure Ike was gone. I'm glad I was wrong.
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Great....now we can put that subject to rest and move onto the next...
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:21 AM   #10
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Im glad hes back...I always liked ike, a lot of people I know complained about him but I was always a fan of his...
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