Found March 01, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
Scott Brown, from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  reported on Thursday that the Steelers had productive contract talks this past week with Jack Scharf, the agent of unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, at the 2012 NFL combine. Cotchery signed a one-year deal with the Steelers after the start of training camp last year and saw a little more than 300 snaps on offense in 2011. Cotchery has expressed several times since the 2011 season ended that he would like to return to the Steelers in 2012, and that he is hoping for a multi-year deal. He also noted that he would like to Read more [...]

Steelers cutting LB James Farrior, DE Aaron Smith

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...

Ward was not even given a chance to take a pay cut?

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...

Steelers cutting LB Farrior, DE Smith

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...

Hines Is Gone, So Who’s Next?

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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."

Now that Hines Ward is done in Pittsburgh, will he return to his southern roots?

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...

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Steelers intend to release Ward after 14 seasons

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.

Pittsburgh Steelers will release veteran wide receiver Hines Ward

Brought to you by: Cincy Jungle The smile that made Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward (in)famous is surely subdued today. Michael David Smith of 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...
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