The Pittsburgh Steelers will break training camp on Saturday, and they will play the Washington Redskins in their second preseason game Monday night on the road. With lest than a month to go until the start of the regular season, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday on Twitter that there are still no negotiations going on with players who could possibly be extended.
With little more than 3 weeks left in self-imposed deadline #Steelers negotiating wtb no one to extend contracts
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 15, 2013
Just because something hasn\’t happened yet in the way of extensions, doesn\’t mean that it won\’t happen prior to the start of the season. There really is no hurry right now, and general manager Kevin Colbert hinted in a recent radio interview that a few still could get done.
The Steelers have a history of not talking contracts once the regular season begins, so we will just have to wait a little longer to see if anything happens with Emmanuel Sanders, Isaac Redman, Ziggy Hood, Ryan Clark and Brett Keisel, all of whom are entering the final year of their contracts.
The Steelers don\’t have a lot of depth at either the running back or defensive end position under contract for 2014, so these two positions figure to be the ones to watch the closest. For example, of the six running backs that are currently on the 90 man roster, only Le\’Veon Bell is under contract for 2014.