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Eagles Land Dolphins Free Agent CB Nolan Carroll


If you were still hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers would land Miami Dolphins unrestricted fee agent cornerback Nolan Carroll, you can now officially stop as Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting on Twitter that the Philadelphia Eagles have reached an agreement with him.

Accordng to one report by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, Carroll signed a two-year contract worth $5.2 million plus incentives. That’s really cheap, so you have to wonder if the Steelers really had any interest in him at all.

Prior to the start of free agency, the Steelers were one of several teams reported as having interest in Carroll. Whether or not they were just checking the price is unknown and now it doesn’t matter.

Prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, the Steelers brought Carroll up to Pittsburgh for a visit, but passed him up that April several times before the Dolphins finally landed the Maryland product in the fifth-round.

The Eagles are making a lot of noise on Thursday as earlier in the morning they traded for New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles.

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  • Steve

    Well, there goes one of Pitt’s suuposed interest. Maybe Mitchell can recruit Cap. Still need to focus on resigning our own before they walk.

  • Steve

    Looks like the Steelers over paid for Mitchells services, which they have done and will continue to do. Don’t understand why they pay premium price for some guys and get themselves in shit deep with the cap. Then they can’t afford what they need. Not very smart money wise.

  • Gregg Edwards

    Steeler FO is just not quick enough to do much in free agency.

  • shawn

    Steve, thanks for being honest here … so many people on here have a hard time criticising the team when it is due …. after seeing this signing and Verner’s it is a no brainer that they overpaid … not very smart move at all !!

  • shawn

    I thought i was the only one … yes they tend to be a little too slow

  • Steve

    You know it. Just tell it like I see it. Was born and raised in the Getto of the North Side. Denver is reloading on D. Brought in Ware, Talib and Decker on the other side of the ball. Ware got a lot left in his tank, Cryboys just couldn’t afford him.

  • Steve

    Sometimes too quick and stupid, with the Mitchell signing. IMO could have got more for their money.

  • Jakob

    Yeah because buying a bunch of successful players to assemble a championship team has never failed in the past…

  • shawn

    definitely … the one time they were quick … that is what they do

  • Steve

    Would not consider 8-8 the last 2 years successful. In the NFL it is “What have you done receintly??”. The Steelers FO is not making smart decisions. If your talking about the 70″s Steelers they were assembled via the draft.

  • Jollyrob68

    They didn’t over pay take look at the contract its a good signing and very much needed. Plus who’s to say Verner wanted to play in for a cold weather team.
    Steelers never rush and don’t panic. They better have a plan for the D line and I don’t mean bringing back Keisel. That would piss me off It’s time to move on.

  • Steve

    Apparently all some are seeing is the 5 year 25 mill. Like Jolly said above, look into the contract breakdown. Also, I would put my trust in evaluating player talent and what they’re worth to the FO. Slow or not, every team in the NFL does not hit a homerun with every player they sign or draft. And to bring up the 70′s Steelers drafts is a little ridiculous. There was 20 rounds in the draft and from the one draft that is arguably the best team draft of all time, I would hope you could get two or three quality starters out of 20

  • steelster

    Denver’s situation and the steelers situation is completely different. Denver is going all in because of manning’s age while the steelers are rebuilding the defense and hoping it’s good in 3 years before Big Ben gets too old.

  • steelster

    Really, I see a lot of quick dumb moves by bad teams on the first day of FA. The raiders are a classic example of overspending. The good teams are patient.

  • Steve

    Very similar to me but the Bronkos have a lot more cap room to bring em in.

  • Steve

    You started the talking about Championship teams. 5 mil could have bought 3 players. Steelers need to be patient keeping their money for just the right person. not jumping the gun and playing all in, which was stupid. The current FO is not working our drafted players through our system. Let Lewis go last year for starts. Most of our FA are going to be gone and we had a boat load this year. Cause they give out these High salarys on a few and can’t afford the rest.

  • Steve

    Don’t have the Cap room. Broke!

  • steelster

    So you think the steelers are super bowl contenders in 2014 ?

  • steelster

    Chip Kelly is the man!

  • shawn

    who are u talking to ???

  • Steve

    Pitt got into trouble with the cap by signing their own to high dollar contracts not FA like other bone head teams. And you’re right, 5 mil could have bought 3 players. But would those 3 players been worth anything more than just backups and not considered role players? I don’t think so. Mitchell IMO is an up and comer. Young and very much enthused to put on the black and gold. It wasn’t just about the dollar with this guy or he would have gotten more in guaranteed money. The secondary needed a boost and they went out and got one. The corner will come via draft.
    Don’t get me wrong, the signings like Farrior, Hartings, Clark through FA are great and were the “right person”. But time will tell about this kid and I think he will get the job done.
    You’re right about our own FA walking, but you want to talk about overpaid. Ziggy hit the fricking lotto with the Jags. Would you have paid out 16 MIL over 4 years to him? I wouldn’t. And if you think he’s one of our FA that got away, then you’re just wanting to fill the lineup with bodies. Woods hurt a little. Worilds didnt get away and its only a matter of time that Pitt gets him under a long term deal and saves money on a wise contract, unlike Woodleys when he first signed. Sanders? Well, he’s hit or miss. You either love him or hate him. Depends on whether or not he’s catching the ball that day. Someone will overpay for him and Pitt will move on.

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