Found March 17, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to cut James Harrison a little over a week ago due to his salary cap number. Harrison was unwilling to take a pay cut from the Steelers that would have cut his salary number down to a little over $4 million and would have saved the Steelers over $3 million against the cap. Had Harrison agreed to the pay cut the Steelers would have been able to keep him around for another season, but instead both parties are left looking for a fix. Harrison isn’t getting much interest in free agency. There have been some minor rumors, but the biggest suitor for Harrison was considered to be the Baltimore Ravens. However, the Ravens are now looking to sign Elvis Dumervil who was recently cut by the Denver Broncos. Dumervil is younger than Harrison by almost six years. Last season Dumervil was much more productive than Harrison and if a team is looking for an outside linebacker they will likely target the younger and more productive player. The other team with the mo...
  • Move on from Harrison before you lose Worilds next year like you've lost Keenan Lewis.
  • Why does everyone think of losing Lewis was a big deal? I am glad he is not coming back. When Taylor went down the secondary fell apart. This is the same guy that could not win a job against Gay. Lewis finally won the job against inexperience youngsters. Lewis cost the Steelers wins last year. Tennessee, Dallas, and Cincinnati. I also think that it is laughable that people think the Steelers signed Gay to replace Lewis. Cortez Allen will start and the signing of Gay was for depth at the position.
  • You say the secondary fell apart? Not on Lewis side. Infact Lewis outplayed Ike all year. Although Josh Victorian got torched in Dallas, He was just signed off the street. Every week He got better and was the reason Cortez Allen got an INT.
    Lewis & Allen were the future. Ike Taylor is 33 yrs old making 7 million and should of been cut to save money and pay for Lewis. Now The Steelers are likely to waste a pick in the draft on a CB instead of both Safety positions.

    William Gay was signed as insurance incase they didn't resign Lewis. Gay will be the NB but can play outside if Cortez falters or gets injured. Signing Gay was very smart pickup.

    The Steelers could still sign some free agent starters or depth and release some aging vets to get it done. Elvis Dumervil is worth a shot however I'd love to see Worilds do the job and it may be cheaper to sign Victor Butler.
  • Stop with inflaturation with Lewis! Lewis stinks! He could never beat out Gay when Gay was in Pittsburg or McFadden for that matter. Finally got the starting role against inexperienced players. Taylor proves it year in and year out. If Lewis was so good that is why the organization came to conclusion...LEWIS STINKS!

Steelers LB Jason Worilds Chomping At The Bit To Prove He Can Replace James Harrison

When the Pittsburgh Steelers released linebacker James Harrison over a week ago, it left a void on the right side of the defense that fourth-year linebacker Jason Worilds will be asked to fill in 2013. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who is currently in Arizona for the annual NFL owners' meetings, commented Sunday on the opportunity that awaits the 2010 second-round draft pick...

Steelers Interested In Long And Dummervil? Really?

Over the last few days the Pittsburgh Steelers have been reported as having interest in former Denver Broncos defensive end/outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil and current St. Louis Rams tackle Jake Long. While these reports certainly get the Steelers fan base excited, you have to wonder how much water that these reports hold. Face it, the Steelers are working with very limited cap...

Steelers let cornerback Keenan Lewis walk, signs with Saints

The Pittsburgh Steelers were seemingly not interested in the least at bringing cornerback Keenan Lewis back for 2013. They never made him an offer, and although GM Kevin Colbert said they were interested in keeping all of their free agents, he apparently forgot to say 'with the exception of Lewis'. Lewis will join the New Orleans Saints, bringing him back to his hometown...

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says he hasn’t received an offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders

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Steelers reportedly made a run at Jake Long

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Steelers sign TE Matt Spaeth

Matt Spaeth is coming back to Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed the free agent tight end on Monday, reuniting Spaeth with the club that selected him in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. The 29-year-old Spaeth spent his first four seasons with the Steelers before moving on to Chicago, where he caught just 13 passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games. Pittsburgh needs...

Steelers Receive Sixth Round Compensatory Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL compensatory draft picks were announced on Monday at the annual NFL owners' meeting and the Pittsburgh Steelers received a sixth-round compensatory pick for their loss of cornerback William Gay to the Arizona Cardinals during the free agency signing period last off-season. The picks is the 38th in the sixth round and the 206th overall. Even though the Steelers...

Steelers Have Short Stay In London Planned In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 of the 2013 season at Wembley Stadium, but their trip to London will be a short one. Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on Sunday that the Steelers will hold their standard practices during the week in Pittsburgh before taking a team charter to London Thursday evening and practicing there on Friday...

Report: Patriots Still Haven’t Signed Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders To An Offer Sheet

Quite a few sites and major media outlets are wearing egg on their face Saturday morning concerning Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Several hours ago we told you that there were conflicting reports from two Steelers beat writers concerning Sanders and an offer sheet. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Sanders had a...

Report: Steelers Have No Plans To Bring In Free Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, however, reports on Monday via Twitter that the Steelers have no plans right now to bring in Bradshaw, per a team source of his. As I pointed out in my previous post about Bradshaw, he has several medical...

Patriots Release WR Brandon Lloyd, Still No Offer Sheet For Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

The New England Patriots, as expected, released veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Saturday to avoid paying him the $3 million roster bonus that he was due. Lloyd was also scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.9 million in addition to that bonus. Now that the Patriots have cleared more salary cap room, they could decide to sign Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel...

Report: Steelers Interested In Elvis Dumervil

The Ravens and Steelers compete at least twice a season as division rivals during the NFL regular season, and now according to reports, they’ll be competing for the top pass rusher on the open market also. Because of a paperwork and fax issue, Elvis Dumervil is now a free agent.  Multiple reports from the Baltimore Sun are indicating that the Steelers have joined the Ravens...

Emmanuel Sanders reportedly left New England without an offer sheet

It was reported that the New England Patriots signed Steelers’ restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet.  Now that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots haven’t signed Sanders to an offer sheet. Even though nothing has happened yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sanders some how lands in New England.   Need...
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