Found March 03, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:
The Steelers found a gem last season when they signed Jerricho Cotchery.  Cotchery was always under rated by the Jets and let him go for the services of Plaxico Burress.  Cotchery came to the Steelers as an injured commodity that people were afraid of.  He knew his role and played hard for the team.  He stepped in when others were injured and really played well. Cotchery is not reportedly in talks with the Steelers about a new contract according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.  Talks have been called “productive” and Cotchery would like to return to the team.  The Steelers feel the same way.  The question will be how much Cotchery wants to stay.  The Steelers are strapped for cap and Cotchery will be the fourth receiver on this squad if Mike Wallace stays.  We just released Hines Ward for this reason.  Cotchery has to know what that value is to remain with the team.  Cotchery is hoping for a 4 year deal to finish his career with the team. Cotchery has also been given endorsement from Ben Roethlisberger.  With the loss of Ward Roethlsiberger is looking for a little bit of veteran presence.  That will help keep the young guys grounded and in line.  Cotchery also will not just be a veteran presence.  He can play as well.  He has the talent to stay on the field when the Steelers need him and the offense will not skip a beat.

Report: Steelers Had Productive Talks With Agent Of Jerricho Cotchery At Combine

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...

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Steelers James Harrison weighs in on “bounty gate”

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Steelers release Kemoeatu and Smith

As the Steelers continue to shave down to meet the cap in less than two weeks, two more long time Steelers bit the dust today.  As sad as it is, I don’t believe many are surprised about the Steelers parting ways with Aaron Smith.  Though one of the best Defensive ends ever he has been plagued with injuries the last three years.   And being 35 years of age doesn’t help his...

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...

The Terrible Podcast – Hines Ward & Aaron Smith Special Episode

Season 2, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dedicate a special Thursday night edition of the podcast to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith as we breakdown the recent news regarding their releases. We discuss what the salary cap is looking like after the recent moves and touch once again on the pending Mike Wallace...

Steelers not quite so “old and slow” now

“Old and Slow”, the phrase that started an uproar among the Steeler Nation and became somewhat of a rallying cry for the players in 2011 seems like a distant memory now.  A 12-4 regular season record, dual 1,000 yd. receivers, #1 pass defense in the league, #1 overall defense, and a QB that threw for over 4,000 yds.  Stats like that would make you think they were a team poised...

Aaron Smith is the next Steelers veteran to get cut

Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board. Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that the Steelers will cut Aaron Smith. This move is even less surprising than the news about Hines Ward coming out on Wednesday. Smith has only played 15 games in the last three seasons.…

Steelers reportedly release veteran OL Kemoeatu

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