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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, restructuring, and terminating contracts in […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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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. Should he perform well this […]

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The Threat Of The Franchise Tag Next Year On Mike Wallace

I have been asked if the threat of the franchise tag being placed on restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is real and if indeed the Pittsburgh Steelers would indeed go that route if no long term deal is reached, or if Wallace is not traded by the start of the regular season. The […]

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First Look At The Steelers 2013 Free Agents

I am already getting a few questions as to who the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 free agents will be after the 2012 season, so I thought I would give you a quick peek at the players that are currently under contract and tendered as of right now. Of course the list of unrestricted players is likely […]

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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 the cap room available to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Bounty Gate, Wallace, Plaxico, Swann & More Episode

Season 2, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and I jump right into talking about the franchise tags handed out around the league on Monday and talk briefly about the New Orleans Saints placing the tag on quarterback Drew Brees in light of the recent Bounty Gate investigation surfacing. […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Another Move Could Come Depending On Cap Number

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy last week as it was announced that wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith, linebacker James Farrior and guard Chris Kemoeatu were all having their contracts terminated and would not be back with the team in 2012. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin sat […]

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No Surprise Mike Wallace Will Get 1st Round Tender If Not Signed By March 5th

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Thursday morning that the Pittsburgh Steelers will not use the franchise tag on restricted free agent Mike Wallace should they not get him signed to a new contract in the next few days. The news comes as no surprise as the Steelers do not have the cap room to accommodate […]

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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 his press conference at the […]

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Fitting Mike Wallace Under The Steelers 2012 Salary Cap While Wearing Franchise Tag

Since my last post on Mike Wallace, as it relates to trying to protect him via free agency, I have had a few questions about how the Steelers can possibly fit Wallace underneath the cap by the start of the new league year if they indeed were to place the franchise tag of $9.4 million […]

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Steelers To Protect Their Interest In Wallace, But Who From & How?

During the several interviews that Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has given over the course of this week, the name of wide reciver Mike Wallace continues to pop up a lot in the questioning. Wallace of course is a restricted free agent, who at worst will receive a first round tender of around $2.742 million. […]

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Report: No More Poison Pills Per New CBA & How It Affects Mike Wallace

The threat of the Pittsburgh Steelers losing restricted free agent Mike Wallace to another team because of a poison pill included in an offer sheet seems to be no more as Mike Florio reports today that he has been informed that the ability of one team to sign another player to an offer sheet that […]

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Putting Franchise Tag On Mike Wallace Makes Most Sense For The Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently a restricted free agent and team president Art Rooney II said in his 2011 season wrap up interview that signing Wallace to a long term contract would be a priority. The Steelers could just place a first round restrictive tender on Wallace, but that would not prevent […]

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Steelers Have Approached LB LaMarr Woodley About Long Term Deal

Dejan Kovacevic reports via Twitter this morning that Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley informed him that the team has approached him about getting a multi-year contract done with him. Kovacevic said that Woodley did not go into specifics, only to say it is a long term deal discussion. Woodley was designated the Steelers franchise player […]

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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On LB LaMarr Woodley

Jason La Canfora reports that the Steelers have officially placed the franchise tag on linebacker LaMarr Woodley as expected and will announce the move later today. It has long been speculated that Woodley would be franchised as the team works towards getting a long term deal with the left outside linebacker. 2010 was the final […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday February 4th – The Tomlin Journey Edition

I missed posting it the other night but Pat Kirwan has a great read on the Steelers defense and what they might of learned from the Bears Packers NFC Championship Game. also two great videos in this piece as well I suggest you watch. Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN has a great piece on Steelers head […]

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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Kicker Jeff Reed

As expected, the Steelers announced today that unrestricted free agent kicker Jeff Reed has been designated as the team’s franchise player for the 2010 season. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said at his NFL combine press conference that. “Our goal is to lock Jeff Reed up and have him finish his career with us.”

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2010 NFL Franchise & Transition Tag Amounts

Below are the newly released amounts for the 2010 NFL Franchise tag and Transition tag for free agency which began today. The amounts are listed by position Franchise & Transition Tag Amounts Quarterback Franchise Tag $16.405 million Transition Tag $14.546 million Running Back Franchise Tag $8.156 million Transition Tag $7.151 million Wide Receiver Franchise Tag […]

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Hampton & Reed: To Tag Or Not To Tag, That Is The Question

The Steelers will have two franchise tags (teams will have use of one franchise tag and one franchise transition tags) to use should the 2010 season be an uncapped year. Right now the Steelers have 11 unrestricted free agents listed below. Their are really only 2 players that realistically could be considered for the franchise […]

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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks on Thursday, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary for the 2009 season. The Steelers will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with Starks, who started 11 games last season at […]

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2009 NFL Franchise Tag & Transition Tender Amounts

The NFL Players Association has released the 2009 NFL Franchise/Transition tender amounts. NFL teams have from February 5th – 19th, 2009 to designate a player who would otherwise be an Unrestricted Free Agent on February 27 as a Franchise or Transition Player. Players designated a Franchise or Transition Player are guaranteed a one-year contract at […]

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