Has free agent cornerback William Gay re-signed back with the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Gay, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he is glad he didn\’t sell his condo in Pittsburgh. In addition to that, Gay has also changed his Twitter profile to reflect that he now plays for the Steelers.
I’m glad I didn’t sell my condo in Pittsburgh….
— william gay (@williamgay22) March 3, 2013
I pulled a cached copy of his Twitter profile, and in it he list that he is with the Cardinals. Where there is smoke there is fire.
I posted following his release from the Cardinals that it would not be surprising to see Gay re-sign with the Steelers. He most likely would come cheap and would give the team experienced depth at the cornerback position. In addition to that, Gay has always been a solid contributor on special teams.
Gay was an unrestricted free agent last offseason and he decided to sign with the Cardinals after it is rumored that he turned down a lower offer from the Steelers. With Keenan Lewis currently an unrestricted free agent this offseason, bringing back Gay makes sense just in case Lewis is unable to be retained. Gay was a cap casualty for the Cardinals as his scheduled 2013 salary increased thanks to him hitting playing time incentives. In addition to that, defensive coordinator Ray Horton was not retained and has since moved on to the Cleveland Browns.
We will wait for the official word, but it appears the Steelers former fifth round draft pick is back with the team that drafted him.
ETA: No NFL transactions were reported by the league today, so that means Gay technically has not signed yet. Monday or Tuesday is when we will know.