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Colbert Explains Game Of Hardball Now Being Played Against Wallace

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media today and answered questions concerning restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, who failed to report to camp by the 4:00 p.m. deadline on Wednesday and sign his restricted tender. Colbert told the media that indeed all offers to Wallace are now off the table […]

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Steelers Executive Omar Khan Gets Promotion & Title Change

Not much to report just yet on the day that the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp. The real news will not start filtering in until later on in the day, closer to the 4:00 p.m. reporting deadline. The only real thing to report thus far is that Omar Khan, the Steelers Business […]

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New Deal With Mike Wallace Can Be Both Cap Friendly And Lucrative

After the release of Jonathan Scott on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are approximately $6 million under the salary cap. Keep in mind that figure also includes the $2.74 restricted tender that wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently wearing as well. If you pull that tender amount out, the team has approximately $8.74 million in cap […]

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Examining The 2013 Flat Cap Projection As It Relates To The Steelers

Michael Lombardi wrote on Monday about how the 2013 salary cap is expected to remain flat just as it did in 2012. Lombardi goes on to state that organizations that have executed contracts with hefty increases for many players will have a tough time keeping these teams together. That is not a shocking revelation mind […]

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Steelers Should Consider Adding Jabar Gaffney For A Late Round Draft Pick

By Cian Fahey With Mike Wallace still not certain to be on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, the team enters the NFL draft with a need for depth on the outside despite the re-signing of Jerricho Cotchery. Bringing back Cotchery, to play the Hines Ward role, as a veteran leader for quite […]

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New Stevie Johnson Contract Sets Floor For New Mike Wallace Contract

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms today with unrestricted free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson on a new five-year, $36.25 million contract with $19.5 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. With that contract now in place, we now have a solid starting point for what Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Omar Khan, Mike Wallace & Mark Kaboly Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is working on his birthday. Happy birthday, David. We get right back into the hot topics that include the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap problems coming right into line after the restructuring on Thursday of the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I give […]

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Math Of Khan – How The Steelers Trimmed Over $29 Million Off The 2012 Salary Cap

There is euphoria in Steeler Nation today thanks to the magic pen used by Pittsburgh Steelers chief contract negotiator Omar Khan over the last 16 days. If you read my work here religiously, you know that all of this comes as no surprise to me. Despite the perceived salary cap hell that the Steelers were […]

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Why I Think A New Deal Will Be Reached With Mike Wallace Before March 5th

With the 2012 NFL combine getting started on Wednesday, I thought now would be the perfect time to give my gut feeling thoughts on what will happen with Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. I have talked extensively about the options the Steelers have in regards to placing a first round tender […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Problems Due To Sins In 2010 Uncapped Season

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers had serious salary cap issues heading into the 2012 season and it was easy to see the pending salary cap hell that was coming. I wrote about the forthcoming hell last September as the numbers told the story pretty easily. Lately several have been questioning the abilities […]

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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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Understanding Contract Restructures & Pay Cuts In Relation To The Steelers Salary Cap

This time of year I always get quite a few questions and comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. Many are confused as to what a restructured contract is, and many view it as a pay cut. In light of the most recent restructures that the Steelers have done, I thought now would be […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Haley Presser, Restructures & Seth Paladin Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd out of town traveling, Nick Richetta mans the co-host chair today and we discuss the Thursday Todd Haley introductory press conference along with the interview that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gave to Ed Bouchette prior to that. We also talk about what […]

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Omar Khan Unlikely To Get GM Job Until Bill Cowher Returns To Coaching

There was a report this week that the St. Louis Rams wanted to interview Pittsburgh Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan on Thursday for their open General Manager position, but Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review let me know today that he knows for a fact the interview did not take place. As […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Report: Rams To Interview Steelers Salary Cap Guru Omar Khan For GM Position

All of this warm and fuzzy feelings we have over the recent work done by Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap guru Omar Khan is dampened a bit tonight as St. Louis Rams beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jim Thomas tweets tonight that the Rams will interview Khan on Thursday for their general manager position. […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of LaMarr Woodley To Clear 2012 Cap Space

I posted a while ago about how the Steelers could possibly have some salary cap wiggle room with linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons because of the way that their new contracts were structured. It seems like the Steelers did not wait though to just work with the roster bonuses as Brian McIntyre reports that […]

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Recapping Rooney – No Real Surprises

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II sat down with a few members of the Pittsburgh media on Tuesday for a half hour interview to discuss the Steelers past season and look ahead to 2012. You can read the question and answers here on the Post-Gazette blog. When you read through everything there were not too […]

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Steelers Could Have 2012 Salary Cap Wiggle Room With Woodley & Timmons Contracts

When you look at the daunting salary cap issues that the Pittsburgh Steelers have facing them in 2012, there seems to be some wiggle room on at least a couple of the high priced contracts of linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons and it comes as a result of how the new contracts each signed […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Falcons Pregame Episode

Season 2, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I discuss what has been a very quiet camp for the Steelers thus far. Fortunately there has only been one significant injury (to 7th round pick RB Baron Batch) and very little of the off-field drama that we have seen in […]

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Omar Khan Strikes Again With New Timmons Contract

The new 6-year contract with inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was announced by the Steelers on Tuesday and once again Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan has proven why he is the best in the business at getting smart deals done. Timmons was heading into his final year under contract and was still owed […]

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Calming The Panic Of The Steelers Still Being Over The Salary Cap

Steeler Nation is panicking this morning over the tweet by Adam Schefter that the Steelers are still roughly $11 million over the salary cap. The reason why that number is so high is presumably because the Steelers have not made the restructures official of players like Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison, Chris Kemoeatu, Brett Keisel and […]

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Hali Contract Right In Line With What Woodley May Receive

Last night it was announced that the Chiefs signed outside linebacker Tamba Hali to a 5-year $60 million dollar contract with $35 million of it guaranteed. It is unknown early on how the contract is structured, but it most certainly will lower the 2011 tag charge of $10 million that Hali has been walking around […]

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Steelers 2007 Free Agency Timeline Of Alan Faneca Contract Talks

There seems to be several misunderstandings out there of the timeline of events that eventually led to the Steelers not re-signing guard Alan Faneca and letting him walk following the 2007 season. I wrote a few days ago that it was a good decision based on the money wanted by Faneca and the attitude he […]

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Could Delayed Free Agency Drive The Price Tag Up On Ike Taylor?

The 2011 NFL Draft will take place just two weeks from today and it looks almost certain that the free agency signing period, if there is one, will take place after the draft. During a normal offseason the signing of the bulk of the higher profile free agent players has already taken place and teams […]

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Clock Ticking On Pouncey And Worilds Contracts

With just 10 days left until players report to Latrobe, the Steelers still do not have their top two draft picks under contract as of yet as Maurkice Pouncey and Jason Worilds remain unsigned. Should that be of a concern? Absolutely not as Vladimir Ducasse of the Jets remains the only player signed of any […]

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