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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.
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According to John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract, but he is not interested in taking a pay cut.
Harrison, who is scheduled to earn a $6.57 million base salary, and count $10.035 million against the cap next season, is under contract through the 2014 season and his agent Bill Parise still...
The Steelers are heading into the off-season with multiple holes to fill, but one of the most important positions they need to address is running back. Pittsburgh has spent multiple draft picks in the last three drafts on the offensive line in hopes of protecting Ben Roethlisberger and opening lanes in the running game. Now with a young offensive line and a new blocking scheme there...
The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we will continue today with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Player: Rashard Mendenhall
Position: Running Back
Experience: 5 Years
Free Agent Status: Unrestricted
2012 Salary Cap Hit...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced tonight that he signed with a new team. No not an NFL team, a dodgeball team called the “Ball Busters.” Signed a one year deal earlier today and its not with the Steelers. I’ll be playing with a new team starting tonight! — James Harrison (@jharrison9292) February 14, 2013 Some Steelers fans overreacted and thought...
According to NFL.com Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison is unwilling to take a pay cut to stay with the team in 2013. He is, however, willing to restructure his contract to help alleviate some of the Steelers cap problems. Problem solved right? Not quite.
Restructuring contracts pushes money into the future. That isn’t a terrible option for guys like Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr...
The big talk on Tuesday is of course revolves around the report from John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that stated Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and his agent Bill Parise were not interested in taking a pay cut in 2013. Parise, however, did say that they are willing to do a restructure to help the Steelers clear some salary cap space, but as I pointed out...
According to John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract, but not take a pay cut.
While the Steelers really can’t afford to pay Harrison the $6.57 million he’s scheduled to make in 2013, they lack the necessary depth to replace him.
With Harrison being 35 years-old I can’t imagine the Steelers keeping...
Even before this past season ended, signs have been pointing the to Pittsbursh Steelers letting running back Rashard Mendenhall walk in free agency. Signs continue to point to this being the case.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Steelers don’t expect to re-sign running back Rashard Mendenhall in free agency.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t make sense for...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of salary cap trouble heading into the offseason, and they need to dig into some current contracts to help them out.
Whether they restructure deals or flat out cut a player, they need to figure something out.
James Harrison won’t take a pay cut to remain with the Steelers (Ron Chenoy/US PRESSWIRE)
Usually, players are more than happy to re-work...
When you look at the defensive players in the NFL that turned 34 years or older last year you see a list of 26 of them. 3 of those 26 were Pittsburgh Steelers and they of course were Casey Hampton, James Harrison and Brett Keisel.
Hampton is of course an unrestricted free agent this offseason and the only chance that he has to return to Pittsburgh would be if he agreed to a one...
2013 Ball Busters dodgeball team!
By Jeremy Hritz
It seems a foregone conclusion that Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall are as good as gone. And the reasoning for letting both of them walk from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization isn’t completely connected to money: both are also responsible for creating distractions that were not conducive to team success.
Wallace’s unresolved contract issues seeped into...
Already strapped by the salary cap the Pittsburgh Steelers have a number of tough decisions to make. Last season we saw a number of familiar names change uniforms from the iconic black and yellow and it may be no different this time.
The Steelers could lose six starters from week one of the 2012 NFL season and may cut another two.
Max Starks OT, Ramon Foster G, Mike Wallace WR,...
At the moment, the Steelers currently do not have a running back under contract on the roster. Rashard Mendenhall is an unrestricted free agent, Chris Rainey was waived, Baron Batch is an exclusive rights free agent and Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are restricted free agents. Although there has been some speculation that Redman could sign an offer sheet from another team, I believe...