Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a veteran club that is facing several difficult decisions this offseason. While some veterans such as Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu are expected to be retained, Pittsburgh will likely part ways with Casey Hampton, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall this offseason, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora notes that Roethlisberger and Polamalu will likely restructure their contracts once again in order to help the Steelers work back under the salary cap. However, there is only so much wiggle room, and as a result some veteran players will not return. This is almost certainly the case with wide receiver Mike Wallace, but it could also mean the end of several former cornerstones in Pittsburgh. Hampton was the pivotal nose tackle in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense for years, while Harrison gave quarterbacks and offenses in general issues. Mendenhall had his troubles off the field, but he showed bursts of extreme talent while on it. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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  • It's simple. Free agents are free to go sign elsewhere with one exception,Keenan Lewis.Sign hm to an extension now. Harrison is very simple take a cut or get cut, end of story! They moved on from Joey so they can move on from james. Hampton is one of my favorites and I felt he should of been gone years ago. He took a million to stay last year. Thanks for your service.
    Foote if he still wants to play I'll get back to you for camp & Vet mini,Maybe.
    Kiesel as an article I read today suggest they should add a year to contract give small bonus and keep him for leadership. I say as a rotating backup/ maybe starter. It leaves under a million in dead money in 2014 when he retires.
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