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Steelers’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating,…



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Steelers Gave Newly-Acquired Punter Zoltan Mesko A One-Year Contract

According to Pittsburgh Steelers Communications Coordinator Burt Lauten, the contract signed by punter Zoltan Mesko is for one year. Mesko will earn $630,000 in 2013 and will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Steelers will take a wait and see approach with the former New England Patriots punter….




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Steelers Still Hold Strong Leverage With Mike Wallace

The franchise tag deadline came and went on Monday and as expected the Pittsburgh Steelers did not use the franchise tag on restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. Instead Wallace will be tendered at the first round level of around $2.74 million. For starters, the Steelers did not have…





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Steelers Marching Towards The Tender Deadline

The 2012 NFL combine has come and gone and now the next key date on the 2012 NFL calendar for the Pittsburgh Steelers is March 5th, as that is the deadline for the restricted tenders and franchise tag to be issued. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media during…