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Since the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent cornerback DeMarcus Van **** a few weeks ago, several have asked me how long his contract was for and the total amount of the deal. A source has informed me today that it was one-year deal worth $465,000 and that it did not include a signing bonus.
Assuming that Van **** last the entire season on the 53 man roster, he should be an exclusive free agent after the end of the year and thus easily retained with an exclusive rights free agent tender offer of $555,000 that he must accept if he wants to play in the NFL next season.
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LB Stevenson Sylvester
S Troy Polamalu
QB Charlie Batch
RB Rashard Mendenhall
LB James Harrison
NT Alameda Ta'amu
T Mike Adams
T Khalif Barnes
CB Shawntae Spencer
QB Terrelle Pryor...
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Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. Oakland Raiders (0-2)
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m., ET
Site: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (63,132) • Oakland, Calif.
Playing Surface: Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play) Dan Fouts (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove...
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