It should be no surprise that Mike Tomlin is not against kicking tackle Willie Colon inside to guard. We have mentioned it several times here on this very blog as a possibility. This of course assumes he does not leave via free agency. The longer the labor dispute goes, the better the chance that Colon could be deemed a restricted free agent and sign that tender given him. Long way to go though. Tomlin went on to say that Colon and left tackle Max Starks are both progressing well health wise.
Steelers beat writer for the Tribune Review, Scott Brown, seems pretty confident that free agent cornerback Ike Taylor will be re-signed for the 2011 season. First though the NFL needs to get past this lockout and labor strife, but Brown thinks like I do, Ike wants to stay in Pittsburgh and the Steelers certainly want him to stay as well.
Hines Ward will be blogging Q & A style in the Los Angeles Times every Wednesday it seems while on Dancing with the Stars. Ward reportedly will answer a few questions from the Fabulous Forum editor and give also some insight into the competition. Ward is also in the running to be on the cover of Madden 12 this year as well.
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The two Super Bowl rings belonging to Charlie Batch appear to be safe for now as the lawyer for a Murrysville company with a lien against some of Batch\’s personal property said Wednesday that they are trying to work out a payment plan with Batch. Batch previously filed for bankruptcy back in December.
Troy Polamalu and Twins catcher Joe Mauer will be throwing out the first pitch Friday night for the Fort Myers Miracle, a minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Miracle are coached by Jake Mauer, the older brother of Joe and this seems to be some sort of Head and Shoulders type promotion as well. Mauer recently signed on to endorse the shampoo, just like Troy has done.