Found March 14, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
Season 3, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up, and with co-host David Todd back in the saddle we recap everything that has gone on with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the last week and that includes the first few days of free agency. We look at the release of Willie Colon and the re-signing of Ramon Foster specifically and how this may or may not play a role in the upcoming draft. David and I also look at the loss of Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall and the contracts signed by each of them. We take a look at the addition of Bruce Gradkowski and look around the AFC North Read more [...]

Jets Sign Former Steelers G Willie Colon To A One Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran offensive lineman Willie Colon earlier in the week, but it didn't take him long to find work as Adam Shefter of ESPN reports via Twitter on Friday that the New York Jets have signed Colon to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. The signing could wind up being a bargain for the Jets if Colon is able to shake the injury bug that has bitten...

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New York Jets Sign Willie Colon To Start At Guard

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Jets Ink Veteran Guard Willie Colon

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Steelers, release Willie Colon, plan on re-signing Plaxico Burress

The Pittsburgh Steelers released guard Willis Colon today to free up more cap space. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Steelers also plan on re-signing wide receiver Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal. With Wallace leaving in free agency, it’s a good move to bring Burress back.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement...

Jets address both fronts by signing Colon, Garay

The New York Jets have flown under the radar so far in free agency, but they've filled a few important voids in the process.Gang Green acquired former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Willie Colon Friday before adding some depth on the opposite line by picking up ex-San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Antonio Garay. New York was in the market for an offensive frontman to work...

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