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It isn’t a secret that the San Francisco 49ers are shopping for multiple upgrades at wide receiver. After all, it proved to be their undoing in the NFC Championship Game. The fact that their receivers combined for just one catch in that dis-heartening loss proves this point even further.
Sources close to the San Francisco 49ers have indicated to me that they are seriously contemplating signing Mike Wallace, a restricted free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers, to an offer sheet.
The Steelers, who decided against placing the franchise tag on their star receiver, do not have the salary cap room to match any competitive offer for the restricted free agent. Any team that signs Wallace to an offer sheet would have to give the Steelers a first round pick as compensation if the offer isn’t matched.
A front loaded deal would seem to guarantee that Pittsburgh wouldn’t be able to match the contract. With that said, there are only a handful of teams that need a wide receiver who could put t...
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It became official at 4 pm today. Mike Wallace will receive a first round tender but will not be franchised. The Steelers did not have the money for it. This is what has been expected all a long. The Steelers will give Wallace $2.7 million this season. He will be an unrestricted free agent next season if no long term deal is reached.
The Steelers are now vulnerable to another...
There is a lot of pressure for teams to go out this offseason and find free agents to either replace or bolster certain areas of their team, but overpaying may be the name of the game this offseason and some teams have no choice but to comply with those standards.
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A Pittsburgh TV station fell for a fake story, reporting on-air that Hines Ward had signed with one of the Steelers' rivals.
When Ben Roethlisberger took over two games into his rookie season the Pittsburgh Steelers they had little concern in terms of offensive leadership, even with a rookie quarterback. In front of Roethlisberger were All-pro linemen Jeff Hartings and Alan Faneca, behind him, at times, was Jerome Bettis, Continue
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the San Francisco 49ers have an “offer on the table” for quarterback Alex Smith and his representatives.
The 49ers remain uninterested in Peyton Manning and are working hard to sign Smith to a long-term deal.
Even though some people might still be skeptical about whether or not Smith is the answer in San Francisco, he did lead the...
With so many restructures already in the books for the Steelers, along with all the recent cuts, there’s a solid case for keeping NT Casey Hampton on the team in 2012. “He’s recovering from ACL surgery” you say? Yes indeed he is, but even given that situation, Hampton could still contribute to the team in 2012.
One of Hampton’s best friends and long time teammate Chris...
Once in a while on rare occasions a player will come along in the NFL and redefine the position at which he plays. Usually when this happens, fans, coaches, teammates and play-by-play voices alike echo words like unique, special, different, or on another level in description, throughout the careers of these praiseworthy competitors. Where the NFL is a league of uncertainties...
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the 6am morning news on Wednesday, WPXI-TV morning anchor Todd McDermott reported that Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward had signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
“We’re a little in shock,” Mr. McDermott said to co-anchor Jennifer Abney per the Post-Gazette.
What’s really funny is that Ward hasn’t even been officially released...
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers have indeed made an offer to quarterback Alex Smith, and it happened about a month ago.
The hold up right now with the contract is that both Smith and his agent Tom Condon are looking for a deal longer then the three-year offer the 49ers have reportedly made to them, as well as more guaranteed money.
At the beginning of the 2011 season, the 49ers’ situation at quarterback would have rated as the worst among the four teams in the NFC West, with San Francisco going forward at the position with much-maligned veteran Alex Smith as the starter and two rookie backups behind him. But after Smith’s breakout season vaulted the Niners to the top of the division, things have changed in a big way.
The 49ers announced Tuesday they have signed restricted free agent C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension, keeping in place one of the key pieces that made their special teams units among the most effective and productive in the NFL last season.
Jerry Rice has gone public to say the San Francisco 49ers should go after Peyton Manning. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, the Niners were specifically cited by Bill Plaschke as a perfect new home for Manning because they are close to a Super Bowl right now.
According to 49ers Examiner Sam Lam, the Niners are not interested, but they do have an offer on the table to Alex Smith.
Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice believes the 49ers should pursue quarterback Peyton Manning if and when he is released this week.
“I think you go for it,” Rice said Tuesday per Marin Independent Journal. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You just need a little more out of the offense...
In the football world, wearing the black and gold can be compared to garnering a badge of honor. An honor free agent running back Mewelde Moore proudly holds in high regard as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Other than having the privilege to play for the Steelers and having a successful career in the NFL, Moore appreciates another opportunity, which is far more important...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist What Greg Williams did wasn't all that different from what football coaches have been doing since the game was invented. He just kept detailed records.
Violence is the coin of the realm in the NFL, but based on the headlines, you would think targeting players to gain a competitive advantage - or to pocket a few extra bucks...