Following the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 regular season finale, cornerback Ike Taylor hinted during his post game talk with the media that there’s already been a little bit of talk about him moving to safety next season.
Ike Taylor says there's been talk about him moving to safety down the road. "A little bit. A liiiiitle bit"
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) December 29, 2013
Taylor, who is scheduled to earn a base salary of $7 million in 2014, will more than likely be asked to take a pay cut of some sorts during the offseason in order to help the team out with the salary cap.
With it looking like veteran safety Ryan Clark will not be back next season, Taylor would likely be asked to play the free safety spot should he indeed return.
While it is still early, the Steelers would likely start the season with Cortez Allen and William Gay as their starting corners. If strong safety Troy Polamalu also returns, safety Shamarko Thomas might be asked to play the nickel corner role until a draft pick is ready to contribute.
We have plenty of time to discuss this over the course of the next few months and it should be noted that nothing is set in stone as of yet.