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Old 03-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a small group of visiting free agents Friday, but all left without a contract. Sounds like a theme in the AFC North today.

According to Gerry Dulac of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, running back Beanie Wells, outside linebacker Victor Butler and tight end Kellen Davis all finished their visits without any contract talks with the Steelers. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of negotiations later.

Each would address a void for the Steelers. Pittsburgh is seeking a featured running back after Rashard Mendenhall signed with Arizona, an outside linebacker to replace recently released James Harrison, and a tight end to fill in while Heath Miller recovers from knee surgery.

In other news, offensive lineman Willie Colon signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Jets just two days after being released by Pittsburgh. The Steelers didn't want to pay Colon's $5.5 salary this year because of injury concerns, and they were right to cut the offensive lineman. Colon is expected to start at guard for New York, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Of course we didn't. We don't have any money which surprises me since we have no probowl players making a ton other then Ben
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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Of course we didn't. We don't have any money which surprises me since we have no probowl players making a ton other then Ben
Actually we have Heath Miller for nearly $8 million, Brett Keisel for $4.5 million, Lamarr Woodley for over $9 million, Ike Taylor for nearly $9.5 million, Troy Polamalu for over $10 million, and Ryan Clark for $4.7 million. Total of over $45 million in those guys alone.

With those hits and the dead money for Colon and Harris, it's no wonder we are in cap hell.
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I understand that, I'm saying pro bowlers. There the ones who are supposed to make that much. I'm not talking about past pro bowls.
I would of cut Taylor. That's to much. Lewis could of made less and done the same plus have more years
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Actually we have Heath Miller for nearly $8 million, Brett Keisel for $4.5 million, Lamarr Woodley for over $9 million, Ike Taylor for nearly $9.5 million, Troy Polamalu for over $10 million, and Ryan Clark for $4.7 million. Total of over $45 million in those guys alone.

With those hits and the dead money for Colon and Harris, it's no wonder we are in cap hell.
and yet people wanted to give 10+ to wallace too......
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I understand that, I'm saying pro bowlers. There the ones who are supposed to make that much. I'm not talking about past pro bowls.
I would of cut Taylor. That's to much. Lewis could of made less and done the same plus have more years
We would be in a world of hurt without Ike Taylor. He has been as consistent as any player on this team over the last 5 or 6 years.

He rarely gets the credit he deserves!
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Taylor doesn't get the credit he deserves. He stays healthy and keeps the other teams #1 WR's from having huge games most of the time.

Woodley seriously underperformed this year and Polamalu's been hurt a lot. If those two play up to their abilities we would have been much better off this past season
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I honestly don't understand bringing these guys in then. I know they may want more money than we want to pay or we may want them to see other teams in hopes that they find they aren't worth what they want but man, do we speak to their agents prior to coming???
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I honestly don't understand bringing these guys in then. I know they may want more money than we want to pay or we may want them to see other teams in hopes that they find they aren't worth what they want but man, do we speak to their agents prior to coming???
its called a job interview...

i mean if you are applying for a job at mcdonalds for $7.25/ hour and burger king for $7.30, dont you atleast wanna visit the restraunt and taste a burger before you make up your mind?

its all part of the process.
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