Found March 01, 2012 on
It’s been quite the busy day for the Steelers front office as they cuts continue now with the latest being offensive guard Chris Kemoeatu. The team continues to purge itself of salary cap money and veteran players that have been staples on the team for what seems like forever.
Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon tweeted out this afternoon about his latest teammate and friend who will no longer be with him on the field:
@willcolon74: He’s One of the tuffest S.O.B. I’ve ever known. This **** really hurts. They don’t make it like him anymore! #TheDarksideOftheBuiness
@willcolon74: Take nothing for granted, Ball Hard Die Young #SoleforLife68
Kemoeatu’s salary cap hit was just over $4.3 million and he was signed through the end of the 2013 season when he would have been an unrestricted free agent. This latest move has the Steelers cutting about $41 million in player salaries; but remember that’s not all equated to actual salary cap savings. According to the Trib’s Mark Kaboly via t...
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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...
When the Steelers released Hines Ward yesterday, I assumed that he wasn’t willing to go low enough to meet what the Steelers could afford to pay him. My assumption was wrong. According to the Post-Gazette Ward wasn’t even given the opportunity to take a pay cut:
Ward, who had two years left on his contract at a $4 million annual salary, was never offered a chance to take...
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...
By Jeremy Hritz
Hines Ward was no doubt an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years and was a primary contributor in Super Bowl wins number six and seven. His physicality and connection with the fans of Pittsburgh will not be forgotten, no matter what jersey he wears next year (with the exclusion of a black and purple one). Ward will always be a Steeler...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are cutting veteran middle linebacker James Farrior, according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich.
"James Farrior has been a rock for the Steelers, but the Turk takes no prisoners," Cindrich wrote on his Twitter account. "He's gone. A not so good morning from Cali."
A month and a half ago we discussed the situation with Donald Driver potentially not being able to finish his career in Green Bay. In that article we made a slight reference to the perceived notion that the Steelers were doing it right by allowing Hines Ward to stay on the team.
Well, we perceived wrong and now that it’s official, we look at Ward’s departure from Steel City...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hines Ward's constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons.
Hines Ward, a longtime nemesis of the Ravens, won’t return to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2012 season. The Steelers announced on their website Wednesday that they plan to release the veteran wide receiver.
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The smile that made Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward (in)famous is surely subdued today. Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com writes that the team has announced that they will release the 15-year veteran. This move really comes as no surprise, given the Steelers' salary cap quandary and the recent emergence of wide receivers...