Since being offered the second-highest tender to restricted free agent, the agent for Steelers right tackle Willie Colon, is posturing for a team to trade for or sign Colon away at a higher price tag than the tender of $2.521 million. You can\’t blame Joe Linta for trying, it is his job, but this is not likely to happen.
Not much is going on with free agent safety Ryan Clark with the clock ticking down. Clark\’s agent, Joel Turner, told National Football Post that, “Right now, communication is open. We\’ve agreed to stay in touch. Neither party has shut the door.” Sounds like the Steelers think the price tag is too high and are willing to let the market be set for Clark via free agency. I would not rule him out coming back completely at this point, but every hour it becomes more unlikely.
Just because the only tenders being leaked out thus far are that of Willie Colon and Daniel Sepulveda, does not mean that restricted free agents William Gay, Matt Spaeth and Carey Davis will not be tendered. The Steelers usually do not release information until they have to and the deadline is officially on Thursday.
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Yes, yes, yes! Many have emailed and direct messaged me on Twitter about my mock draft. Now that the NFL combine is over, I hope to have my initial 1st round mock finalized and posted any day now. Speaking of the combine, thank you for everyone that visited and linked to my combine results. The last 5 days worth of traffic to this site has been overwhelming. I set all types of records. Thanks a bunch.
NFL.com Senior Analyst, Pat Kirwan, has listed his top 50 players expected to be on the free-agent market. I like to call the list, 50 players the Steelers will not sign.
Penn State defensive linemen Jared Odrick chats about his combine performance below. Odrick will go in the first round and his play resembles that of Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith. I would not be surprised if he was drafted by the steelers and moved around on the ends on passing downs. Just saying. Speaking of Aaron Smith, this should get you fired up.
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