Found March 02, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:

The Steelers announced their intention to let Aaron Smith go as part of their salary cap movement.  Since that news was announced Smith now is expected to retire.    Smith played 13 seasons with the Steelers.  He was the most under rated player at his position for a long time.  Only as of the last few seasons has Smith gotten his due.  It took missing him after an injury for people to realize his talent.

Smith is now ready to go spend time with his family.  He knew that he was not going to know when to stop.  He knew the Steelers would have to tell him it was over.  Smith like all other players wanted to play forever.

“We’re celebrating [13] years of having the privilege of playing for the Steelers, and Aaron is celebrating having more time with his five kids and wife. There are no hard feelings,” Peter Schaffer told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

I am glad Smith is thinking retirement.  It would hurt me more to see Smith in another uniform more then it would hurt to see Ward in one.  Good luck in the rest of life Aaron.  You will be missed.


Steelers To Release Aaron Smith

The expected moves keep coming as Adam Schefter is reporting Thursday afternoon via Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers will release 13 year veteran defensive end Aaron Smith. It was speculated that Smith might retire following neck surgery that forced him to miss most of the 2011 season. Smith was scheduled to count a little more than $2.984 million against the 2012 salary cap...

Steelers release Kemoeatu and Smith

As the Steelers continue to shave down to meet the cap in less than two weeks, two more long time Steelers bit the dust today.  As sad as it is, I don’t believe many are surprised about the Steelers parting ways with Aaron Smith.  Though one of the best Defensive ends ever he has been plagued with injuries the last three years.   And being 35 years of age doesn’t help his...

Steelers cutting LB James Farrior, DE Aaron Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers will release veteran linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith, the latest in a series of roster moves meant to address the team's salary cap issues and aging defense. Team president Art Rooney II announced Friday the team will cut Farrior and Smith before the league's new calendar year begins March 13. The Steelers announced earlier...

Steelers cutting LB Farrior, DE Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith will be released before March 13.The 37-year-old Farrior is a two-time Pro Bowl Selection and has been a mainstay on the Steelers defense since 2002. He was due to make $2.8 million in 2012.Smith, 35, was limited to four games in 2011 due to a neck injury and is expected to announce...

Report: Steelers to release DE Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly saying goodbye to another veteran player, as defensive end Aaron Smith will be released from the team.

Report: Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson Could Be Out Of Hospital Soon

There has been quite a bit of sad news this week in Steeler Nation as we have seen several long time veteran players such as Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and James Farrior get released, but there is some positive news to report. Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert reported via Twitter today that he visited running backs coach Kirby Wilson in the hospital today and said that Wilson...

Steelers now say they're parting ways with Aaron Smith

The Steelers have informed Aaron Smith that he will be released, making the veteran defensive end the second franchise great that the team has cut ties with in as many days.

Two More Veterans on their way Out

Reports are stating James Farrior and Aaron Smith are both on their way out of Pittsburgh. Both players were expected to leave the Steelers this off-season as either retirees or cap casualties. Yesterday James Farrior’s agent said that he expects Farrior to be released by the Steelers. Today Continue

Aaron Smith is the next Steelers veteran to get cut

Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board. Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that the Steelers will cut Aaron Smith. This move is even less surprising than the news about Hines Ward coming out on Wednesday. Smith has only played 15 games in the last three seasons.…

Don’t get mad now that the Pittsburgh Steelers are doing what you what you told them to do.

You don’t have to be a Steelers fan to get a bit nostalgic as you watch what’s going down with their roster purging over the past few days. If you are a hardcore football fan even if you hate the Steelers you most likely respect what this group has done together and you were not prepared for such a deep cut. Please click the link to read the rest of this story.

Source: Steelers to release longtime DE Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed defensive end Aaron Smith that he is being released, a source told's John Clayton.

Could The Steelers Lose Any Other Restricted Free Agents Outside Of Mike Wallace?

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers added the names of Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and Chris Kemoeatu to a lengthening list of players who will not return for the 2012 NFL season. Smith, Kemoeatu and Ward join Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle as casualties of the team's bloated salary cap. However, now that Omar Khan, the team's cap manager, has managed to bring the team below...

Who steps up to be the Steelers leader?

The Steelers will be releasing Hines Ward, James Farrior and Aaron Smith soon.  Farrior and Ward are the teams captains.  They have been for years.  Both were the unquestioned leaders of this team.  All on the team have followed them and would do anything for them.  The team also has not signed Max Starks and released Arnaz Battle.  Starks while it was not seen in the media...
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