Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted, restricted and exclusive rights.

In the coming weeks we will be individually breaking down all of these free agents extensively in separate posts.

Unrestricted Free Agents

Le’Veon Bell – RB – If the Steelers can’t sign Bell to an extension prior to the start of the new league year, you can probably expect him to get the franchise tag that will likely come with a salary in the neighborhood of $12.5 million. Once that happens, the two sides will have the rest of the offseason to work on a new long-term deal.

Lawrence Timmons – ILB – The soon-to-be 31-year-old linebacker wants to return to the Steelers in 2017 and there’s a good chance that happens if he’s willing to take a lot less than the $8.75 million he earned in 2016. While he is a liability in a coverage, Timmons can still play very effectively against the run.

Jarvis Jones – OLB – Jones has likely played his last snap with the Steelers and thus will likely sign with another team at some point after the start of the new league year. The former first round draft pick just can’t rush the quarterback effectively and his play against the run in the loss to Dallas Cowboys resulted in him becoming an occasional player.

DeAngelo Williams – RB – First, we need to find out if Williams still wants to play. If he does, and assuming the Steelers want him back for another season, it will come down to price. Williams is a great depth option and spot starter, but with that said, the Steelers might decide to go younger via the draft.

James Harrison – OLB – Harrison stated Sunday night that he’s not done playing and quite honestly, the Steelers might need one more season from him. The Steelers will likely draft another outside linebacker early and if that’s the case, Harrison can start the 2017 season until that rookie is ready to take over. Will Harrison take less than $3 million to play one more season?

Markus Wheaton – WR – Wheaton never could get past the preseason shoulder injury that he suffered and ultimately landed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list and has since had surgery. While he’s since said that he would like to return in 2017, the former third-round draft pick will likely get a better offer during free agency to play elsewhere. Much like former Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, a change of scenery might be the best thing for Wheaton at this point. It’s hard to imagine he’ll be back in Pittsburgh in 2017.

Landry Jones – QB – One must think that Jones might have a team or two interested in him during the free agency signing period and he would be silly not to test the waters. Sure, he’s not starter material long-term, but another team might decide to pay him more money than the Steelers will want to to be their backup. The Steelers added Zach Mettenberger ahead of the start of the 2016 regular season as insurance and he might just be their backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger moving forward. I will be surprised if Jones is back.

Shamarko Thomas – S – Thomas, much like Wheaton, will likely wind up playing elsewhere in 2017. Thomas is still a fine special teams player, but that’s only when he’s healthy. If by some chance he does re-sign with the Steelers, it would only be because he chose to accept a one-year deal for the league minimum for his vested years. The former draft pick never could fill the shoes of former safety Troy Polamalu like the team hoped he could.

Greg Warren – LS – It’s hard to imagine that Warren won’t be back on another one-year deal for the veteran league minimum. Expect him to be re-signed quickly to a minimum benefit salary that comes with a reduced salary cap charge.

David Johnson – TE – Johnson has probably played his last down in Pittsburgh and especially being as he’s no longer a big asset on special teams. He looked a lot leaner during his second stint in Pittsburgh but is still a very fringe roster player. If he is ultimately re-signed, it will be for the league minimum and after the draft takes place. I’ll bet that doesn’t happen, however.

Ricardo Mathews – DE – Mathews, like Johnson, can probably be had for the veteran minimum once again but with that said, the emergence of fellow defensive ends L.T. Walton and Johnny Maxey might allow the Steelers to look elsewhere. Regardless, the Steelers shouldn’t be in a hurry to re-sign Mathews until after the draft takes place.

Cody Wallace – C – Wallace never could recover from his preseason knee injury and wound up on the team’s Reserve/Injured list midway through the year. The Steelers have a decent backup interior swing player in B.J. Finney, so there won’t be a need to re-sign Wallace.

Steven Johnson – ILB – Before going down injured early in the regular season, Johnson led the Steelers in special teams tackles and that’s exactly what he was signed to do. While Johnson can probably be had again for the veteran league minimum on a one year contract, the Steelers won’t be in any hurry to re-sign him until they see what they can get in the draft. Even if he is re-signed, there’s no guarantee he’ll make the final 53-man roster.

Restricted Free Agents

Chris Hubbard – T – After filling in as a starter at right tackle early in the regular season, Hubbard proceeded to see weekly snaps in games as an extra end-of-the-line blocker (tight end). The Steelers will likely issue Hubbard a right of first refusal restricted tender ahead of the start of the new league year and see if any team tries to sign him away.

Ross Cockrell – CB – Cockrell will most definitely be restricted tendered prior to the start of free agency. In order to keep him in Pittsburgh another season, however, the Steelers might have to give him a second-round tender to prevent him from being signed away as a right of first refusal tender might not be enough.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents

Fitzgerald Toussaint – RB – It’s hard to imagine the Steelers not giving Toussaint a minimum salary tender to compete in training camp. Remember, these minimum salary exclusive rights tenders must be accepted and once that happens the player can’t sign elsewhere.

Roosevelt Nix – FB – I can guarantee you that Nix will get an exclusive rights tender as he’s likely to on the 53-man roster once again in 2017. He’s an excellent blocker and solid special teams player to boot.

Chris Boswell – K – Yes, Boswell will be back in 2017 for the minimum and the year after that as a restricted free agent.

Alejandro Villanueva – T – It’s not hard to figure out what’s going to happen with Villanueva. Like Boswell, the Steelers can have their starting left tackle on the cheap for the next two seasons.

Xavier Grimble – TE – While Grimble failed to live up to his hype this season, the Steelers would be foolish to not tender him a minimum salary and especially being as the future of fellow tight end Ladarius Green is up in the air due to his concussion problems. He should be back competing for a roster spot in training camp.

Anthony Chickillo – OLB – Chickillo will be back in 2017 like the aforementioned exclusive rights free agents.

Cobi Hamilton – WR – Hamilton should be back in training camp competing for a spot on the 53-man roster.

B.J. Finney – C – Finney, like the others above, will also be back on a one-year minimum salary and it’s hard not seeing him making the 53-man roster once again as the interior swing-man. He looked great in the two games that he started at left guard.

Jordan Dangerfield – S – Even though there’s no guarantee he’ll make the final 53-man roster, it will be very surprising if Dangerfield doesn’t receive a minimum salary exclusive rights tender ahead of the start of the new league year.

Cole Manhart – G – Manhart spent some time on the Steelers practice squad before getting injured. He might ultimately be one of the Steelers several exclusive rights free agents to not receive a minimum tender.

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke – C – Ume-Ezeoke was a training camp body before going down injured and there’s a good chance he’s not tendered.

Kevin Anderson – ILB – Anderson, like Ume-Ezeoke, didn’t stay healthy very long after being signed to the 90-man roster and thus it wont be surprising if he’s one of the few exclusive rights free agents that doesn’t receive a minimum tender.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Kudos to the Depot for a great season and all the work you guys put in for us readers/listeners. Great season can’t wait til 2017 season. Of all the unrestricted I’d take Timmons and Harrison back. My gut tells me that a deal gets done with Bell and I think Landry gets a good offer from another team that the Steelers won’t match.

  • JB Burgess

    Let Timmons walk. Butler would be too tempted to let him cover WR’s. The Steelers have $43mil in cap space w/Brown on the roster next yr.

    The defense can be fixed. Fire Keith Butler first.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    easy. kinda.

    bell tag
    timmons 1 year
    jarvis gone
    dwill 1 year
    deebo 1 year
    markus wheaton gone
    landry 1 year
    sham…arko gone
    greg warren 1 year
    david johnson gone
    matthews 1 year
    cody wallace gone
    steven johnson gone

    ross cockrell undecided

    pains me to say hubbard. 1 more year

    fitz toussaint 1 year
    nix 3 years
    boswell 3 years
    big al 2 years
    grimble 1 year
    chickillo 1 year
    hamilton gone
    finney 2 years
    dangerfield 1 year

    other 3 gone.

  • Steel City Slim

    A lot of compensatory draft picks coming in 2018 perhaps.

  • mlawry0169

    Thank you for all that Steelers Depot does for our Steeler fix that we desperately crave.

    I’d like to see Colbert bring back the two veteran defensive leaders for just one more year. Franchise Bell for one year, then let him go. We would have started to wear quite a bit of tread off those tires and even though Levion would still be a young man in years; the Steelers are riding him pretty hard when healthy.

    You have to be optimistic with next year . With the O-line back with strong back-ups, get Bell on a one year, Brown get Bryant back to help take some pressure off him. James has really made strides looking more and more like an every down Steelers TE. The Steelers O next year should be what we were expecting this year.

    I don’t rule out the Steelers looking free agency for a pass rusher to go along with the draft. Ben is nearing the end and I felt that 16-18 was going to be our greatest chances before another rebuild.

  • CP72

    Why would these guys like Timmons and Landry sign for one year? Or are you saying make the contracts so they’re easy to cut after one year?

  • CP72

    This could be a little off, but I will try.

    Bell: Franchise tag (12 million)

    Tuitt: Extention (4 years 40 million)

    AB: Extension (4 years 68 million)

    Timmons: Resigned (2 years 10 million)

    41 million sounds like a lot, but there’s some big contracts gonna get done this off season. Between the four guys above and the draft class you’re gonna use up 25 to 30 million.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    because. 1 year would probably be all that timmons left and as far as landry 1 more year to be able to find a decent backup.
    our draft needs are an outside and inside linebacker, a safety and a corner. mike mitchell has to go. robert golden has to go. they both got torched. someone has to replace jarvis.
    ross cockrell is on the fence in my best opinion. and ive been one of his staunchest defenders.

  • Steve

    What makes you think ILB is a need? With Vince Williams and Tyler M backing up Shazier and Timmons looks sound to me. Why does Mitchell have to go? Have never been a supporter, but he has solidified the position.

  • Steve

    Don’t think firing Butler will fix the defense. Actually the young bunch’s arrow is pointing up. If something aint broke why fix it.

  • AndyR34

    I consider using a scheme that has Timmons covering Edelman, Deebo dropping into coverage instead of rushing, and allowing a lacrosse player to run free down the middle for two TD’s and 180 yds. Like he was Gronk as a fireable offense.

  • steelburg

    Colbert and Tomlin have done a really nice job of not only rebuilding this team at starting positions but they also rebuilt the depth of this team. I would like to see the older guys like Deebo and DWILL comeback on 2 year deals with a team option for the 2nd year. I would like to see the majority of these guys back, and the guys at the bottom of the roster can at least come into camp and compete. Guys like Hamilton, Hubbard, Mathews etc would be good camp body’s.

  • Applebite

    Some of the fixes needed are already on the roster or practice squad. Haven’t seen a tweet from D-Will yet, so that situation remains to be seen. If he ultimately decides to retire, Toussaint should be ready to go in his place.

    Timmons has already said he’s a lifer for the ‘Burgh, so it may just be that he’s willing to work something out with that contract. But in the event that its not possible, why wouldn’t they consider moving Jones inside? Here’s where I coming from with this idea, and it has something to do with the change of position James Farrior made when he left the Jets. He played the weak side(?) in their 4-3 at the time. For all intents and purposes, Jones should have been an ILB from the beginning. Their skill set aren’t too much different. Both do well in space and take advantage of opportunities to go after the QB, should the chance present itself. You just shouldn’t expect either of them to take on an OL at the point of attack. No matter what they might say, neither Jones or Farrior were capable of shedding an OT off the edge. It’s just not part of their game. I think they should give it a shot with Jones, what would they lose in trying?

    Any word about Golson’s rehab as of late?

  • Garrett Hunt

    Nobody seems to give Wheaton any chance of resigning in Pittsburgh for years now. This is crazy talk to me. I’m not saying it is going to happen but there has to be at least 40% chance he does.

    Pros: Super Bowl contender, pro bowl QB, WR depth questions (starting is not out of the question), playing for the best organization in football, and if he gets an offer from the Steelers it will be for fair market value.

    Obviously someone will offer him more, but how many teams with good QB’s would offer him a chance to start? I’m still leaning towards he walks, but I put it at 60/40. Not 99/1 like seems to be the common opinion.

  • CP72

    Yes it was a bad game plan, but do you just forget the previous 8 weeks like they didn’t happen?

  • Mr. Nuts

    Those performances were mostly against crap teams.

  • CP72

    Giants, Ravens, Dolphins, and Chiefs are not crap teams.

  • Iulo

    the list is long! hard work to be made this off-season for the FO…
    in any case, less than a AFC championship game will be a disappointment next year…

  • Petherson Silveira

    – Bell 4 years, 48 mi, with 24 mi garantee the first 2 years.
    – Timmons 3 years, 9mi, with 3mi garantee the first year.
    – AB 5 years, 80 mi, with 40 mi garantee the first 3 years.
    – Harrison 2 years, 4 mi, with 2 mi garantee the first year.
    – Landry Jones, 3 years, 6 mi, with 4 mi garantee the first 2 year.
    – Deangelo, 1 year vet minimum.
    – Shamarko, 1 year vet minimum.
    – Greg Warren, 1 year vet minimum.
    – Jarvis Jones, let him walk.
    – Wheaton, let him walk.
    – David Johnson, let him walk.
    – Ricardo Mathews, let him walk.
    – Cody Wallace, let him walk.
    – Steven Johnson, let him walk.

  • Donte Williams

    what fire butler after 2 years really? was you one of those fans wanting Haley fired after 2 seasons? this defense ARROW is pointing all the way up. we a nice OLB pass rusher add a little bit of depth we should be back into the champ game next year as long as we stay healthy

  • Donte Williams

    your list makes no sense what so ever get rid of Hamilton? why? timmons will be back as long as he is not wanting that 8 million dollar contract 4-6 million good. we dont need to draft no ILB we got depth there not to mention Stevie Johnson was hurt put on IR he was a good special teamer. safety back up yes i would agree with you but mike Mitchel being gone no he has gotten better

  • Donte Williams

    i wouldnt let SJ walk he was a good special teamer before getting hurt. cody may be gone i like what another person posted about JJ move him to the ILB if he wants to come back for cheap. i can see wheaton walking but who is going to offer him much more than what the steelers would knowing he is coming off injury. jones may walk if another QB hungry team offers him more

  • James Cowan

    I just wonder about Bell staying, he got injured again when it mattered – can they trust him with a big contract?

  • Petherson Silveira

    My problem with SJ is that he already got his ceiling. We have Makatevich and LJ Fort to craft at ILB and both plus VW can play ST. Maybe we still draft another ILB to replace LT when he retires.
    I have no problem moving JJ inside, but i think someone else will offer him at least 4mi a year contract.
    As for LJ, if we need to pay him than 3 years, 6 mi, with 4 mi garantee the first 2 year, let him walk in a heartbeat.

  • Aj Gentile

    I would think they would bring Matthews to training camp.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Just out of curiosity who in the world would you hire to replace Butler? There is only 1 DC out there that I would even consider and that man is Rex Ryan.
    He has proven time and again that he can create game plans to thwart BB and Brady. If that is the team to beat and the team you build your team to beat then he is the only DC with the credibility to beat them.

  • JB Burgess

    No cure for stupid. Using the same trash scheme over and over against Brady is stupid. Tomlin, Butler and Lake are stupid. Take a hard look at it. There’s stupidity at every level of Tomlin’s leadership tree.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Neither of them are coverage ILB’s and with a zone scheme you need more of a coverage ILB than a run defending ILB.
    If those are your replacements then you are not upgrading the position, you are just going back or to the side.

  • thomas hmmmm

    I think last nights game showed the true value of Wheaton who is a solid #2 receiver. Without him we have no other receivers, unless you want to rely on MB. Even then MB is more of a 3rd receiver than a legit #2.
    I would not mind seeing Wheaton return and if not then WR has to be ranked with OLB, ILB as a high draft necessity.

  • Nolrog

    From who? You think Jarvis Jones, Landry Jones, Macrus Wheaton and Shemarko Thomas are going to garner comp picks?

  • Nolrog

    /facepalm. Bryant is much more of a 2 than Wheaton is.

  • Sonny Saks

    It would be hard to let him walk

  • Michael Pennant

    2 obvious replacements in the coaching staff. If that’s the best defensive game plan Butler could come up with then he’s the first to go and bring in the aggressive calling Rex Ryan to run the defense. The other is Joey Porter who coaches the most under performing group(OLB) on the defense and bring in a willing Kevin Greene.

  • Ni mo

    Really you ever had a groin injury

  • Michael Pennant

    I would cap the Bell contract at 10mil per year and AB gets the same per year contract he is currently earning (too many selfish acts that cost us yards and field position then the video just tops it off). If he doesn’t like then let him leave and draft the WR position. Tuitt extension is right on but Timmons needs to be 2 years for 6mil if he is primarily going to be a run stopper. I think we should keep JJ( at a reduced price of course) and lets see if Kevin Green coach up the OLB group, Joey’s got to go.

  • Wayne’O

    Lol

  • Michael Pennant

    I agree, why did we suddenly change from lining up 6-7 at the line of scrimmage (at least the threat of the blitz is there) to the can’t stop anybody standard 3-4 look that wasn’t working in the first half of the season. If that’s the best game plan Butler can come up with then let’s bring in Rex and have this defense playing more aggressively.

  • Michael Pennant

    Agreed

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I want to touch on a few I have some points I feel somewhat strongly about. Or at least, they came to me as I was reading this so I feel like sharing.

    Lawrence Timmons – First I should get it out of the way that I was really knocking Timmons coming into this season and I was wrong about what level he could still play at. I think he had a great season and isn’t a guy it hurts to have out there on the field. Where we run into problems is the money. While I think Timmons earned his pay this year, given the big picture, I don’t think he is worth it. There are a lot of guys we are going to be giving money too and unless you can get Timmons for VERY cheap, we flat out don’t need him. Dave you said “While he is a liability in coverage, he can still play very effectively against the run”. Sound like anyone else on this roster? Oh yeah, Vince Williams. And Williams is a lot cheaper.

    So while I think Timmons can still be a good player for us, he is replaceable if the price isn’t very team friendly.

    James Harrison/De’Angelo Williams – I am lumping them together because my thoughts are pretty much the same on each. Pay them and keep them without question. I don’t care what his age is, Williams still runs like a top 10 back in the league and ONCE AGAIN, we see Bell hit with an injury on the biggest stage. We have to have guys in place for Bell. Harrison is an obvious argument. He is still our best OLB.

  • Steve

    VW was in on passing downs in 2015 and Tyler M is a great tackler and no slouch. VW is a excellent coverage ILB.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Wheaton is more of a solid 3. He is really no different to have out there than a Rogers or Hamilton. The difference is that he is a vet who isn’t usually effective while they are still young and have room to learn and grow.

    Wheaton just flat out isn’t a good fit and it is a waste to bring him back.

  • DoctorNoah

    Matakevich plays ILB and move shazier to safety? 😉
    #HOF #DirtyRed #SeeYouInCanton

  • Michael Pennant

    Butler should take the heat for the defensive performance because the game plan was too simple. AB should take some heat also because I don’t care what anybody said it was a distraction that may not affect the star players as much but the other teammates can’t prepare as they should have. If its in your mind at all (just ignoring or trying to forget is not the answer) you cannot be 100% prepared for your task. After all the times AB screwed up and Tomlin backed him 100% he turned around and made that video. I don’t see how Tomlin can look at him the same way moving forward. Bring in Rex the Brady killer because he is not going to let him just stand there and pick us apart.

  • PaeperCup

    I really wanted to win one for DWill. Would have been awesome if we vot that trip to the superbowl on his back in the afccg. Another year deangelo?

  • Michael Pennant

    Draft needs in order. First replace Butler with Rex Ryan. Second replace Joey with Kevin Green. Third we need a designated pass rusher (either DL or OLB). Fourth with all of the offensive weapons we have why is so hard to score sometimes. Add another playmaker either RB/TE/WR. Fifth we need a ball hawk at FS (Mitchell is a hitter and rarely makes a play on the ball). Sixth big Dan must go (if your 6’7 and on a pass rush you just stand there with your hands down). Seventh and last, if Butler is so scared to call an aggressive defense because of the youth on defense then spend some of the cap space on a middle tier CB/FS you we can be more aggressive. I think we only get 7 picks so that’s it.

  • Mrs Bighead

    I’d argue Eli Rogers is better than Wheaton

  • Mrs Bighead

    What kind of cap room are we working with?

  • Michael Pennant

    Under no circumstances should we franchise anybody. Offer Bell a fair contract for a top player at his position that has been suspended twice from the drug policy. We’ve got 4 receivers who could be an issue next year, so we need to plan ahead. AB (too selfish), Wheaton (injury prone), Bryant (drug policy) and Coates (dropsies). With cap space we have next year we should try to get a second CB and second tier pass rusher preferably DL.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Seeing that he’s a top 3 back in the league, yes they can

  • Rocksolid20

    Not when the knuckle head is susppened !

  • Rocksolid20

    He’s never there when it matters most

  • Ike Evans

    Yea….not a single one would be out of the league

  • Mrs Bighead

    He was there vs the Ravens on Christmas and vs the Dolphins and Chiefs. Any leg injury to a RB and they can’t play. Not his fault he got hurt.

    It’s also not his fault Burfict shredded his knee

  • Michael Pennant

    I think letting Joey go and bringing in Kevin Green would help our OLB immensely. Green has a track record of success and what improvement has that group of OLB shown under Joey? Very little if any, the only success has been Deebo and that’s not Joey’s doing. It was disappointing not to see Butler be as aggressive as he had been on the streak especially lining up before the snap where we were seeing more 6-7 man fronts to try and confuse the QB/OL, instead we just played standard 3-4 and the results were obvious after the first drive. Offense is overrated as a group. Too many games they had trouble putting up points, I don’t know if was the play calling, playing backups because of injuries or probably a combination of both. Maybe its best that we didn’t make it to the SB because if we can give 180yds to a no name lacrosse player, Julio Jones might have lit us up for 300yds.

  • Rocksolid20

    If winning on Christmas day or a couple of playoff games are what you want out of your team , that’s fine . I as a Steeler fan have come to expect Super Bowls and am disappointed when we don’t get there . As for the shredded knee, that makes him damaged goods .

  • Jon Hartman

    we’ll have between 35-38 million cap space.

  • Mrs Bighead

    He is the best running back we’ve probably ever had

  • Mrs Bighead

    Good spot to be. I remember the days of hoping we could get ten guys to restructure in order to resign a guy or two

  • Michael James

    Thing is, you can only work with the material you have. Deebo was a finished product when Porter was hired as a coach, but other than that only Dupree is talented enough to become a very good edge rusher. He was injured for most of the season but has shown a lot of promise since his return. Chick/Moats/Jones will never be even average pass-rushers. They are career backups.

  • Rocksolid20

    Not last night he wasn’t and not the last two years playoff runs he wasn’t .

  • Mrs Bighead

    Guys get hurt. We weren’t going to run the ball to win last night anyway. Our defense crapped their pants. Don’t take it out on Bell

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I would agree with said argument.

  • Steel Tippin

    Just stop

  • SteelersDepot

    VW is NOT an excellent coverage LB

  • Steel Tippin

    You’re deluding yourself if you believe VW is a good cover LB

  • DoctorNoah

    I learned from Trump that if you repeat crazy and stupid things enough times, people will apparently believe them. #BronkoNagurskiDontLie

  • Nunya

    Hypothetical question that really made me think for a minute. Would your rather have Bell or a shut down corner?

  • John Mazza

    Timmons is like 4 years younger than farrior when he retired? he was a monster this year. just strange to have him covering TEs and WRs when we have shazier or can use a slot guy.

  • Tevin

    Wishful thinking. Coach Porter stays because he deserves to stay and because he’s done a great job with his position group.

    Kevin Green begging for coach Porter’s job via Social Media was very disrespectful.
    He was still employed by the Steelers and bringing him back to work as soon as he did should tell all fans calling for coach Porters job is not going to happen.

    Kudos to coach Tomlin!

  • Milliken Steeler

    If Wheaton would not have gotten hurt, he would have most definitely, got us a comp pick.

  • Douglas Andrews

    The only other guy i would even consider and I honestly think he’s not coaching anymore is Romeo Crennel.

  • mokhkw

    What are the chances Debo signs elsewhere? To me it’s like the Steve McLendon situation from last year where playing time will be as big a factor as the $s.

    With Debo it appears as though he wants to play for 2 more years but does he want to be a full-time starter at age 39? I would guess not.

    And guess who would be an ideal spot for Debo? Yep, the Pats who already run a veteran rotation of 4 players at OLB and have signed aged vets like Chad Brown & Junior Seau in the past.

  • twitch.tv/smokerjoesteelers

    Almost every runningback is damaged goods. The amount of times they carry the ball,pass protect and go out for passes. All of those hits add up and all the miles on the legs add up. If you are a Steelers fan then I believe you are being incredibly picky as even with missing 3 games he was #2 in rushing yards. His pass blocking skills can not be undervalued as he is a big reason Ben has largely been clean in the pocket. Even his Check and release out to the flats is helpful . There is no way you will find a better option. Certainly in free agency and almost assuredly not in the draft. Runningbacks dont have a very high shelf life regardless of what has happened to Bell. He will be back and ready to go for the start of Next season. Be realistic and dont let your salt from yesterdays game play into your logic.

  • RickM

    I think Harrison, Landry Jones, Mathews and Warren will be back. Bell will be franchised and the Steelers will need to see if he can stay healthy and clean before signing him to a long-term deal. Timmons, Wheaton, J. Jones, Wallace and D’Angelo Williams have played their last snaps for us. The economics didn’t work last off-season between LT and the team despite his love for Pittsburgh. I think they’ll work even less now after the season he has had. I know most will disagree. Of the two Johnsons, I think Steven has the only shot of returning. As for Shamarko, not sure what they’ll do.

  • RickM

    Given the life span of RB’s and Bell’s unforunate injury problems and off-the-field issues, I’d take the true shutdown corner. But I would take a dominant edge rusher over both. It would be Bell over any of them if you could guarantee he would stay on the field. I’m just not sure with all the wear and tear he takes that that is possible.

  • twitch.tv/smokerjoesteelers

    He most likely wont be for next season. He is a very solid #2 and I think he could be a #1 on a few teams. Wheaton I feel is a pretty good receiver but he is injured very frequently and isnt dependable because of it. The Steelers have a lot of depth guys at WR. I would bring him into camp and let him compete to see what he can do. I would also make Martavus earn his spot back in camp and not just hand it back to him. The nfl is a very unique opportunity for a select few and he needs to know if this happens again his job is very much in jeapordy.

  • Tevin

    Is that you president Putin or are you Donald Chump???

  • steelersfan

    We’re in a good situation. Very doable

  • ATL96STEELER

    They sprinkled in some man, and went after the QB a lot more in those previous games…granted NE was handling the interior blitzes pretty well because they know that’s Brady’s achilles heel, but Butler didn’t bring much heat from outside, not many overloads.

    Should he get fired? No, but I really think Tomlin signed off on his game plan…joint screw up if you ask me.

  • ATL96STEELER

    I think Bell will take less the max deal to stay in PIT, but clearly will be near the top of his of his postion. AB is a special player, but he’s not a Julio beast like player….the only way PIT can afford to let him walk would be if they got a legit stud in return and I don’t see that happening…they spend too much on Ben to start fiddling around with his key weapons now.

    JJ as a reserve LB, at a reserve cap hit, maybe, but KG is not going to get much more out of him than Porter…he just doesn’t have the goods.

  • Weaser3655

    Does anyone think trading, a franchised Bell, or Brown, for picks, is a possibility?

  • Zuami Montanez

    Hopefully we can get Tim Williams and Budda Baker in the draft.

  • Rocksolid20

    My statement was , he is never around when most needed . Wonder if he would trade that #2 in rushing yards for a Super Bowl ? Sounds like you value personal goals over team goals . Last night and the last two seasons playoff runs .

  • twitch.tv/smokerjoesteelers

    How can you say that yet about Chickillo? Moats isn’t a starter on the Steelers but he is starter material certainly. I agree that Jarvis is a backup/ST player however. You cant expect every single position to be full of world beaters down the depth chart because it is just to unrealistic to carry that kind of salary. You do expect everyone down the depth chart to be functionally sound in their task,play to their strengths and try to mask their weakness

  • twitch.tv/smokerjoesteelers

    No im sure my own goals have nothing to do with football. Its a team goal. You are right I value my own goals over the Pittsburgh Steelers as should anyone really if they arent part of the team.

  • Weaser3655

    Tim williams sounds good. The picks one might get for Brown or Bell could get us in top half of draft. Then maybe a shot at some difference makers on defense and more depth on offense

  • Jeff Papiernik

    No

  • Nolrog

    Just because they aren’t out of the league doesn’t mean they would bring a comp pick back. So I say again, from who?

  • Weaser3655

    Just no? Picks could go a long way to restoring Blitzburgh, the Steel curtain. This draft is loaded on defense. Plus its deep at WR and TE to. And we all know RBs can be found anywhere. Defense wins ‘ships

  • Ni mo

    And no offense and no playoffs again

  • Ni mo

    They need to not sign.cockroach sign Trumane Johnson or cricket Gilmore

  • Ni mo

    You think they would franchise bell and then trade him or brown ? Are you high

  • Ni mo

    Deebo coming back didn’t you read what he said

  • Ni mo

    42 mill

  • Ni mo

    No

  • Ni mo

    What Timmons was you watchin this guy couldn’t cover dan Rooney bell isn’t going anywhere and Harrison is staying

  • Ni mo

    Facts

  • Weaser3655

    I guess we can agree to disagree. I just remember when Pitt was winning SB’s. It was because of D, not O. Ben almost beat SB champs in denver without Bell or Brown. And they scored 9 pts with them in yesterdays game

  • Ni mo

    They not trading him go back to sleep

  • Ni mo

    Facts

  • Ni mo

    Let Timmons walk

  • gdeuce

    who is to say the picks turn out to be any good, you are certainly not going to draft an all pro with what you could get anyway

  • gdeuce

    Johnson and Gilmore want to get paid in the offseason

  • Weaser3655

    And, i never said i thought that. It was presented as a question for discussion. Gotta get ahead Pats somehow. Gotta get some balls, like them

  • Ni mo

    Rogers is better and has gotten open Wheaton was never good and his stats proves it

  • Ni mo

    He’s won’t be come march but Wheaton will be on the Rams.

  • mokhkw

    I did. He didn’t say he was coming back to the Steelers although that’s what we all hope/expect that he does, but he is an UFA and can sign elsewhere if he chooses to.

    He may not even be in the Steelers plans either although once again we all assume/hope that he is.

    At this stage you can’t assume anything.

  • Ni mo

    They not letting bell walk

  • Ni mo

    Wheaton is gone for sure tgetccsn draft an edge rusher. Pickup Truman Johnson cb out of free agency let cockrell walk the have 42 mill to spend

  • walter

    Yea they clogged up the middle.

  • Ni mo

    A monster where ? He can’t cover he should be a 2 down LB

  • Ni mo

    Why do they need a wr ?

  • Ni mo

    Timmons only if he can play 2 downs

  • Weaser3655

    They have drafted all pros before and will again

  • walter

    I hope Tomlin doesnt hold a grudge. AB is one of the hardest workers in the game and hes rarely ever injured. Knocked out cold, he only missed one game. He loves the game. AB is
    a keeper.

  • Ni mo

    Ray Horton , deshea Townsend they have plenty of up and coming D.C. Out there butler sucks

  • Ni mo

    He moved up in the office

  • Ni mo

    Yes

  • Ni mo

    Butler needs to add man coverage Haley needs to know how to score inside the 20

  • Ni mo

    Tuitt has 2 years left

  • Ni mo

    Steelers 42.mill under so you want to win or watch cockroach getting torched all year

  • Ni mo

    When he did he’s not done he meant he’s not done with the Steelers go back to sleep Bruh he won’t play for anybody else😂😂

  • gdeuce

    of course he is in the Steelers plans, they won’t bring Jarvis back and will definitely get an OLB through the draft who wont be ready to start

  • Michael James

    Because Chick isn’t athletic enough to become a premier edge rusher. I like him, make no mistake, but he will always be a backup.

  • gdeuce

    the shut down corner, they are much harder to come by than pro bowl/all pro RBs

  • gdeuce

    it’s going to get eaten up quickly with the AB, Tuitt, and Shazier deals

  • gdeuce

    Rogers is a better slot receiver, but he doesn’t have the speed for the outside

  • gdeuce

    they have to pay their own first

  • gdeuce

    the last all-pro defensive player they drafted was Polamalu, it is very hard to get one

  • Phil Brenneman II

    What part of my post were you reading? I never said Timmons could cover.

  • Ni mo

    They will

  • Steel City Slim

    Currently the only one of the unrestricted free agents who are most certain to be on the roster next season is Bell. They could let Timmons walk and get a comp pick for him, Wheaton absolutely can get us a comp pick because he can go to another team and be a #2 like he was in Pittsburgh, Cody Wallace has starter experience with the Steelers and could possibly be viewed as a starter on another team, much like Urbik was years ago, Ricardo Matthews could go to a lesser team and get enough snaps to garner a draft pick. You never know. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  • Ni mo

    Tuitt and shazier have 2 more years left

  • Ni mo

    So why would they want him back ? He can’t cover incase he comes off the field on passing downs

  • Kevin78

    Wheaton will get the Steelers a comp pick. I would be surprised if he doesn’t get a decent contract even with his injury this year. Jarvis probably could garner a seventh. It’s hard to tell with Landry. I don’t think Shamarko brings back anything. He is probably a minimum guy.

  • John Mazza

    how often do you hear of a monster in coverage? lol of course i meant coming downhill. he has lost a step maybe but hes still good. hes been smoked a few times but as i said in my post, its a scheme not really him. hes also broken up a couple passes too. namely against the chiefs on that deep pass

  • Steve

    Not me, I’m not a coach, but the Steelers were bring in VW on passing downs for a reason. VW is one of our better tacklers along with Tyler M.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Obviously it isn’t a concern of theirs.

  • Steel Tippin

    He MIGHT be better in coverage than LT but that doesn’t make him excellent.

  • LabRat0116

    When is the official start day for next season ??

  • Steve

    This could have happen had DWill had a better day running the ball. Stop after stop with little yardage made the Steelers one dimensional, to where the Pat knew we had to throw the ball. Besides us being so far behind, we had no choice but to throw.

  • jossch

    I see the Steelers drafting for the defensive line and some speed in the secondary. I wonder if WR Bryant will return or continue his love of weed?

  • Steve

    Tell the coaches that, and why did they resign VW to a new contract?

  • Steve

    Who do you consider a excellent ILB the Steelers should draft?

  • Michael Pennant

    JJ, Dupree and Chickallo have been considered as under achievers. Joey caused a distraction at a critical point in the season and as a leader on the team should be held to a higher standard. Green offering his services should be seen as commendable seeing that Joey was the one that put himself and the team in that situation in the first place.

  • Michael Pennant

    I would hold a grudge. That being said AB is a great player. A keeper for the right price. That video was probably one of the worst things a player could do to his coach/team and the timing was inexcusable. Then the offense lays an egg with 4 dropped TD passes in the most important game of the year. Thanks AB.

  • Weaser3655

    Brown isnt an all pro without ben and leveon is anything but a sure bet

  • Michael Pennant

    AB is good after him you have Wheaton(injury prone), Bryant (weed problems), Coates (dropsies) who are unreliable at best. The backups played well enough to get this point

  • Steve

    Then why were the coaches bringing in VW on passing down in 2015?

  • Steve

    Ben had a good day yesterday, but IMHO the QB position is our biggest need. We have very little behind Ben, when he goes down and Landry is not the answer.

  • Steel Tippin

    Idk, haven’t been following college.

  • Steel Tippin

    Do you know anything about roster management? So because he got contract means he’s an excellent cover LB? Lol. That’s your logic?

  • mokhkw

    The guy who played for the Bengals in 2013 and was on the Ravens roster in 2003 won’t play for anyone else?

  • twitch.tv/smokerjoesteelers

    I might have to disagree with you on this point in his career. I agree with you in that I like him as well but I think he has starter capability. You are correct that he will be a backup but that is as a Steeler. The Steelers certainly have backups that could be starters on some or many other teams. Now I almost never label someone as a bust after a short time but in Jarvis Jones case I just felt thats the way he would trend more likely then not. I felt this same way with Jason worilds (spelling) but he ended up being ok but in my mind closer to backup then a starter. We will see I suppose. Thanks for the reply

  • mokhkw

    It’s offseason and the Steelers will evaluate everything as all teams do. Things that could happen that would make the Steelers consider moving on from Debo:

    A switch to a 4-man front.

    Drafting 2 OLBs/edge rushers in the first 3 rounds.

    Signing/Trading for an established Pro Bowl level OLB.

    Spending the same $ on another vet OLB who could be more productive and is younger ( DeMarcus Ware, Julius Peppers etc.)

    The Steelers may decide to go for a even younger D and give rookies more chances to play sooner after the good returns from Burns, Davis and Hargreaves in year 1.

    I don’t think we can dismiss any of the above as not being possible.

  • RickM

    0%. We love James but there is no market out there for 39-year-olds and he still provides value to us. I don’t see Deebo wanting to join N.E….ever.

  • Ni mo

    Didn’t bell return

  • Ni mo

    That was 3.years ago

  • Ni mo

    He’s coming back to Pittsburgh

  • Ni mo

    He’s done

  • Jason Vancil

    Well played Doc.

  • LucasY59

    He retired after leaving and playing for the Bungles, the only reason he came out of retirement was so he could play in Pittsburgh (were he could be close to his family) I HIGHLY doubt he has plans of playing anywhere else

  • LucasY59

    I think all 3 could be brought back for VERY cap friendly deals,

    Harrison played for 1.25 Mil this yr (so signing for the same in 2017 should be possible)

    Williams played for 2 Mil (and other than Bell’s suspension wouldntve seen much playing time, so I think he could sign for something closer to what James got)

    Timmons doesnt want to play anywhere else (or at least that is what he is saying, so he might have to “put the $ where his mouth is” a team friendly deal could be as low as around 2-3 million a season (he is the only one of the 3 who is young enough to get a multi yr deal, but wont get more than 3 more yrs, more likely 2) I think him playing this last yr (with the high cap cost) and not getting an extension (that VW got instead) shows that the team is prepared to move on if need be, but his performance on the field shows that he is worth keeping around as well (which is the same with all 3 Vet players mentioned)

    all three Veteran players re-signed for less than a 5 million cap cost could happen, all 3 are playing for another shot at a ring (and understand that older vets become expendable if their cap cost is too high to also get the young guys paid that are needed to allow the team to compete for the championship, its part of the NFL”business” that they have been around long enough to know the ins and outs of) losing in the AFCCG should be enough of a letdown (being soo close) that they will want to come back for another shot

    I also think the team will want to bring them back (they will also be working on developing guys to fill their roles, but other than VW there are no guys currently that can do so) so even getting some draft picks will require some developing under/beside the Vet players (which means there is still roster spots for the older players)

  • LucasY59

    they dont need him for the outside, that is what Bryant, Coates, DHB, Hamilton, and even Weaton are supposed to be,

    Rogers is very good at his role, the problem is when the #3 option (slot WR) has to be the #2 option (because the actual #2 (outside guy opposite AB) isnt doing enough)

  • LucasY59

    other than the chance that Touissaint would never see the field (…no #2 does with Bell as the #1 and Tomlin as the coach… except when LB is hurt or suspended = too often in the last 2 seasons) I would be VERY worried about Fitz as the #2 backup RB, If D-lo is not re-signed they will draft a RB (they will probably draft a RB even if he is) I am not any more sure that Fitz is on the roster next yr than I am about DeAngelo

    If they were going to move Jarvis they wouldve done it already (I do think Jones might be more effective at a different position than OLB in a 3-4 scheme, but dont think it will happen with the Steelers, he will get $ somewhere else, my guess is KC at ILB, Atlanta as a 4-3 strongside OLB, or New England as a guy that moves all over in their Hybrid 3-4/4-3 D, and since I hate them he would probably turn into a good pass rusher there, just to piss me off more)

    Golson disappears after he goes on IR, I seriously have not seen him on the sideline in 2 yrs (but guys like Heyward, Beachum and Gradkowski are on camera all the time…?) everybody that writes off Bryant (or Green) as a “believe it when I see it” cant count on him being on the team and contributing, should say the same thing about Senquez

  • LucasY59

    Wallace is 32 yrs old (and was looked to have declined last yr in TC) he will get a brought to camp by a team but is a long shot to make a roster (unless it is a team that has a injury and is desperate for depth) still not much of a chance of getting a comp pick from him

    Wheaton is recovering from a labrum surgery and didnt have a great pre free agency season to improve his market value (I do think he could become a good #2 WR somewhere else, but will probably do so on a 1 yr prove it type deal, which doesnt earn much of a comp pick)

    Timmons doesnt want to leave and could retire instead of play for a different team (there is a small chance he plays somewhere else, but its much lower than re-signing or retiring)

    Mathews is a guy the Steelers might re-sign as well, he played on a vet min deal this yr so if he stays or leaves he is probably playing for vet min again (not much of comp from that)

    best chances for comps are the Jones Bros, but I dont have much faith in Landry or Jarvis doing much to earn a comp either

  • LucasY59

    lots of FAs on this list, all but a few could return and other than Bell most will be fairly inexpensive to retain

    Bell – franchise tag (hardball being played by both sides on the negotiating table, long term deal gets done with a day or two remaining before Bell would have to play on the Tag) 5 yrs 66.5mil (low 62.5 high 70 mil total)

    Timmons – re-signed (he doesnt want to play anywhere else, and played well enough last yr to get one last contract) 2 yr deal for 5 mil (low 4 high 6 mil total) could even be a guy that starts to rotate with VW (and both come out on a dime package) would need to be the lower amount if that is the case (the team extending Vince last offseason would only be for depth if they keep Lawrence and dont try and rotate)

    Jarvis – gone (best chance for the Steelers to earn a comp pick) him being a healthy inactive at one point this season shows that the team is moving on, teams that might have interest in signing him. Chiefs, Falcons, Patriots, Cowboys maybe the Rams, Browns, Bengals or Ravens?

    DeAngelo – re-signed (comes back for one more yr to try and get a ring) the team will probably draft a RB as well, but a rookie #3 is a better option than Toussaint, 1yr 1.5 mil (low 1.25 high 1.75, played last yr for 2mil wont get that much a yr later)

    Harrison – re-signed (says hes not done) team drafts a OLB (possibly 2?) rookie learns under/beside James (even if they get a OLB in the 1st rd #30 isnt necessarily a day one starter, so having Deebo and developing the young player is the best scenario IMO) 1 yr 1.5 mil (low 1.25 high 1.75, played last yr for 1.25 so could do the same for one more season)

    Wheaton – gone (could be another comp, but coming off a down yr / injury wont help) the Steelers are hopefully getting Bryant back, and even without MB, Wheat was not able to take over the #2 WR spot, could be as low as #5 or 6 if he was re-signed, but # 3 or 4 at best, teams with interest, Seahawks, Chargers, Dolphins, Pats, Bills, Jets, Titans, Panthers, Bengals, Eagles, Chiefs. Rams

    Landry – re-signed (not much QB talent in the Draft so wont likely pick one early enough to have any chance at #2 (even a really early QB pick in this draft might not be good enough to be #2) not sure Otherberger is a #2 candidate either) bring back Jones for a couple more yrs until they can invest in a quality draft pick for the future #2, 3 yrs 6mil (low 2yrs 4mil high 3yrs 8mil) small chance a different team throws $ at Landry (would be throwing the $ away) if it happens the Steelers will let him go

    Thomas – re-signed (core ST contributor) inexpensive signing, most likely a minimum deal, could be a multi yr deal up to 3 yrs, not the guy they hoped he would be when they drafted him, but still can help the team

    Warren – re-signed (they seem to keep bringing him back, so until they dont I will expect them to continue to do so, they will bring in another guy for camp, but doubt that guy will give him much of a battle) 1 yr min deal

    D.Johnson – re-signed (could be a decent cheap depth guy again) could also be a final roster cut, 1 yr min deal just like previous yr

    Mathews – re-signed (he played well enough this yr that they will bring him back) another that could be a final roster cut (but only if they get a decent DL in the Draft) played for 1 yr minimum deal last yr, re-signs for the same

    Wallace – gone (will go to camp with a team, and could make the roster of a team that suffers a pre-season (or in season) injury and is desperate for depth, minimum deal = no comp pick

    S.Johnson – re-signed (like some of the other guys listed, could be brought back to camp, but not a roster lock, he could go elsewhere to try and have a better chance of making the team, is a decent ST guy but wont see any snaps on D with the Steelers (and they already have ST guys) 1 yr min deal

    Hubbard – minimum tender is fine, he could make the roster for the 4th yr in a row, but he could also be the odd man out when the team has Hawkins, Finney, Harris and or Mihalik on the roster also (*depth guys, Starters are automatic roster locks) he didn well as the replacement for Gilbert/Harris, was worried with him as a starter, but he filled in admirably

    Cockrell – agree 2nd rd tender, starting CB on your team should not get a minimum tender offer (possible long term deal could be worked out as well)

    *all the EFRAs are worth bringing in for TC, so I would offer the tender to all of them

    Toussaint – will get the offer, but could be in danger of being a final roster cut, good chance the team Drafts a RB and D-Will might come back for another season, isnt a horrible #3 RB but they could do better

    Nix – core ST guy and really helps Bell in the run game

    Boswell – kicker who won a playoff game for the team, he is getting the offer

    Villanueva – starter at LT on a ERFA contract = most cap friendly deal in the league

    Grimble – team likes him, with Green’s injury situation he could be a useful #3 TE

    Chickillo – few OLBs and Chick is a good depth guy behind Dupree

    Hamilton – did some good things on the roster this yr, didnt have the best game to finish the season, but worth bringing back for camp, with some uncertainty with Bryant and Wheaton likely leaving they will want to bring him back, could still have a hard time making the roster, could even become trade bait

    Finney – main interior swing backup, pretty much a roster lock at this point

    Dangerfield – made the roster this yr = automatic ERFA tender offer

    Manhart – camp body with a chance at the PS, good enough to bring to camp

    Ume-Ezeoke – seemed like he did good things in TC until he got hurt (which wasnt very long, but the team kept him on IR instead of giving him a settlement, so there must be some interest in bringing him to camp again, could be a candidate for the PS)

    Anderson – need bodies at OLB (didnt sign Shaq Riddick to a futures contract off the PS) still just a camp body

  • Douglas Andrews

    Correct he’s no longer coaching

  • Mr. Nuts

    Yeah they were. Dolphins with a second string QB. Chiefs with Smith who couldn’t find all the receivers the Steelers secondary was leaving open all night. Steelers had a cake schedule and were exposed by a good team.

  • CP72

    One year left. 2018 free agent

  • Clutterbox

    Why in the world would you want to keep Sharmarko for another year? He is not a good backup S and his ST play isn’t all that good. He is easily replaceable and Steelers should be using a high draft pick to improve this position.

  • Paddy

    Never gonna give Timmons 10 million, more like 5

  • Petherson Silveira

    I Shamarko has more upside than Dangerfield. I hope we draft a Safety this year. Keep in mind that Shamarko is not old and I like him as ST player.

  • Clutterbox

    Sharmako main issue is above the shoulder pads and if he not getting it now it likely he will not change. Also he cannot cover at all. I rather Steelers pickup someone on the practice squad then use a give him a spot on the roster. His ST “qualities” can be easily find elsewhere.

  • Petherson Silveira

    Yes, this was what we heard about in 2015. But that was his first year in a new system. Now, if we bring him back, he will play his 3rd year in Butler system. He won´t play in front of MM, SD or even Golden, but he could play in the system easily. He needs another chance to prove himself. 2016 preseason he had no help, coz a lot of guys around him had so many mistakes. He is a very good special teams player. He is a world better than Shabbaz playing defense and ST. For a vet minimum, i am in for him. But for $ 1 dolar more, i am out and would let him walk.

  • OIF3gunner

    How has Chick been an underachiever?? Never mind, you also said Dupree is too…

  • OIF3gunner

    Always one of you..

  • OIF3gunner

    Let me get this straight..Timmons only has one year left but 92 is 38!?

  • OIF3gunner

    Not as bad as you make him out to be either.

  • OIF3gunner

    Urbik never got a chance here and we didn’t get a comp for him either.

  • Tevin

    Unfortunately, there’s millions of you.

    #SYSTEMIC

  • Lose Landry Jones, Steven Johnson, Markus Wheaton, Jarvis Jones, Ricardo Mathews and David Johnson.

  • Steel City Slim

    Never said that we got a comp pick for Urbik. I basically said the same thing that you said. I said that Cody Wallace could possibly go to another team and become a starter like Urbik did.

  • barry hacklem

    I would keep Markus Wheaton and demote Sammie Coats and Heyward (and release after contracts end). Brown, Bryant, and Wheaton was one hell of a trio two years ago before injuries and suspensions. If we get all three back with the addition of Rogers and Green we’ll have an excellent receiving core. Draft another corner!!! This time first round. Too many times this year we had plays where we got beat deep on pass plays. We need another Ike Taylor. Get tall physical corners that don’t have to play 8 and 10 yards off the receivers.

  • OIF3gunner

    Make sure to post more videos of you guys crying, that’s systemic!! Hahaha