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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to bring back Plaxico Burress on a one-year deal at the veteran minimum. This signing makes a lot of sense for the Steelers for multiple reasons and a contract at the veteran minimum won’t hurt them too much in terms of cap hit.
Burress will be 36 years old next season, but he showed that he can still play last season in limited time with the Steelers. The re-addition of Burress also brings much needed size to the Steelers receiving core. As of now the Steelers receivers average out at 5’11″ and at 6’5″ Burress brings a new aspect to the receiving core.
Also, with Heath Miller expected to miss at least part of the season due to a major knee injury the Steelers could use Burress’ height especially in the red zone. Even if the Steelers finalize the signing of Burress they will still be looking to draft at least one receiver in the draft; especially with Burress and Jerrico Cotchery getting older and the impending loss of Mike Wallace.
Burress was originally drafted by the Steelers in first round of the 2000 draft. After the 2004 season Burress left in free agency for the New York Giants, he then played for the New York Jets in 2011 and returned to the Steelers last season. During his career Burress has accumulated 553 receptions, 8,499 yards, and 64 touchdowns.
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As Pittsburgh Steelers fans wait to see what transpires to the Steelers roster during the offseason, and who gets picked in the draft, there will be much speculation to what might occur. The Steelers find themselves in a salary cap dilemma not easily fixable. Mainly, five Steelers hold the lion’s share of the cap money. They are Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons...
The Pittsburgh Steelers continue on Tuesday with their yearly process of signing their own free agents as Bob Labriola reports on Twitter that fullback/tight end David Johnson has been re-signed to a one year contract. The deal is believed to be for the minimum.
Johnson, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round of 2009 draft, tore up his knee last year in...
Historically the Rooney family does not target the free agent market heavily. When they do, it is generally free agents which are picked to fill specific roles at a cheap price. Do not expect this off season to be much different considering Pittsburgh’s salary cap issues. While releasing James Harrison and others helps, they are still hindered and can’t go after quality free...
According to Rotoworld and Spotrac the Pittsburgh Steelers have released offensive lineman Willie Colon. Colon has played right tackle and left guard for the Steelers and is a very good run blocker. However, his last three seasons have ended on injured reserve and his cap number was too large for the Steelers to keep around.
The Steelers resigned Ramon Foster yesterday who will take...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been expected to make multiple cuts since the off-season started and Willie Colon has been expected to be one of those players. Even so, he is still on the roster currently, but he is expected to be released today. If the Steelers release Colon after June first they can save $5.5 million against the cap for the 2013 season.
The issue with a post-June...
We haven't heard much news regarding Pittsburgh Steelers free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis since the 2013 free agency signing period started on Tuesday, but on Wednesday Lewis posted on Twitter that he would be visiting the New Orleans Saints.
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According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer on Twitter, the Cleveland Browns haven't yet expressed interest in signing Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in a matter of a few hours.
This disputes an earlier report from over the weekend that stated the Browns indeed had interest in the Steelers 2009 third-round draft...
The Steelers have been silent this offseason so far, except for the loss of Mike Wallace of course. They need to bring some veterans back while getting younger through the draft.
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Happy New Year to all. The 2013 NFL league year is here.
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall has visits scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter.
The two teams are not surprising as both were reported to have interest in the Steelers former first round draft pick since the legal tampering...
A former Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back is expected to man that same position for the Arizona Cardinals.
Rashard Mendenhall has inked a one-year deal with the Cardinals. The news was reported Wednesday by his agent Mike McCarthy on Twitter (@MikeMcCartney7).
The signing came shortly after ex-Miami running back Reggie Bush signed a four-year contract with Detroit. The...
The most highly sought skill-position player in free agency has a new home.
Wide receiver Mike Wallace has agreed to contract terms with Miami, the NFL Network reported.
Although there is a weak class of free-agent wideouts in 2013, Wallace is considered a blue-chip player because of his speed, upside and age (26). Wallace has the most catches of 40-plus yards in the NFL since...
It is a one year deal for a team that desperately needed a consistent running back we will see if he can stay healthy.
And Cardinals reached an agreement in principle on a one-year deal with former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013