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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reworked the contract of tight end Heath Miller in order to free up some cap space for the three players they signed on Monday.
#Stgeelers reworking Heath Miller's contract to gain salary cap room in light of 3 signings on Monday. No extra money or years.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 10, 2013
Bouchette reports that no new money or years were added to Miller's deal, so that likely means some of his $5.162 million base salary from this year was turned into a signing bonus.
Miller's contract runs through the 2014 season and the team is expected to extend him after the 2013 season assuming he stays healthy.
This move is merely moving money from one column to another as Millers 2013 cap hit will decrease by half of what was paid to him as a signing bonus. That will of course make his 2014 cap hit go up from the $7.9665 million that it was scheduled to be.
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According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers still might re-sign inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to replace injured linebacker Larry Foote, who was placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn bicep.
Despite signing K Graham, Steelers still might re- sign Stevenson Sylvester to replace Foote.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 9, 2013...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday and updated the health of the team following his opening statement.
Tomlin said center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is scheduled for surgery Thursday after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the season opener. Inside linebacker Larry Foote (biceps) had surgery Tuesday morning, while running back LaRod Stephens...
According to Adam Caplan, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco.
Former Titans C/G Fernando Velasco agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Steelers, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 9, 2013
I’m sure Velasco will have a chance to replace Pouncey now that he’s done for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.
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According to the Pittsburgh Steelers official depth chart, linebacker Kion Wilson will start in place of Larry Foote who’s now done for the season after suffering a ruptured biceps injury this past weekend.
Wilson is in his third season out of Miami. He played for the Panthers in 2011 and the Chargers in 2010. He’s recorded 8 career tackles during his NFL career so far.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have already announced that center Maurkice Pouncey, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, and linebacker Larry Foote have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. They have also announced their replacements on the roster.
In Pouncey’s place, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season for...
The next time Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor decides to do an interview, I sure hope he leaves defensive rankings and stats out of it. Don't get me wrong, I like Taylor as both a player and an individual, but the primitive rankings narrative has run its course.
When the week one games are completed Monday night, there is a good chance the Steelers defense will be ranked...
When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn't included. While there hasn't been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is great.
Johnson, who suffered a hamstring injury...
One of the huge surprises from Sunday’s action was the Steelers’ opening day loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. It was a very Steeler-esque game, but at the end of the day, it was the Titans that had the upper hand.
The Steelers’ defense actually did its part in the 16 to 9 loss. The Titans were unable to move the ball consistently, but they were able to do just...
Adam Caplan reports that the Steelers have reached an agreement with former Titans C/G Fernando Velasco.
This comes just a day after Pittsburgh lost starting center Maurkice Pouncey for the season after he suffered a torn right ACL and MCL. Steelers G David DeCastro was actually responsible for the injury after he dove right into Pouncey’s knee.
Velasco, 28, was a surprising...
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman has one of his worst game of his career on Sunday in a 16-9 loss to the Titans. He fumbled the ball twice and only rushed for nine yards, probably one of the most worst games any Steeler running back has ever had. Coach Tomlin said he played a bad game and that he has a chance to redeem himself this Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals....
Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Steelers could be without second-round pick Le’Veon Bell longer than they anticipated.
According to Kovacevic, Bell is dealing with a “rare midfoot sprain” that is classified as a Lisfranc injury.
Kovacevic adds that the Steelers are now hoping that Bell can return in about a month.
Bell told reporters...
The Steelers could be out with Le'Veon Bell their projected starting running back for considerably longer than expected.
Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that's being classified as a Lisfranc injury a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning and the team is now hoping to have him return in about a month.
As recently as last week Bell had expressed hope of returning...
Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell and veteran tight end Heath Miller will have to wait at least one week before making their season debuts.
Bell and Miller are both inactive for Sunday's opener against Tennessee. Bell is dealing with a sprained right foot while Miller is recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Isaac Redman will start in place of Bell, while David...