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Aaron Smith's Post Gazette Letter to Pittsburgh

Aaron Smith, one of the all-time great Steelers, took out an ad in Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thanking Steelers fans and the city of Pittsburgh.  Here is the complete text of the page:  Dear Steelers Fans, As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for such a tremendous...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Smith letter says thank you and shows major class

Aaron Smith put out a letter today in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette saying thank you for his years here in Pittsburgh.  I can not say enough about how well this was written so I will let the letter speak for itself. Dear Steelers Fans, As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

DE thanks Steelers fans with ad

After being released by the Steelers, defensive end Aaron Smith took out a newspaper ad to thank the fans and organization. 

Via Steelers Depot
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers to release Aaron Smith

With his durability becoming a concern for the team, after 13 productive seasons, the defensive end's time with the Steelers reportedly will be coming to an end.

Via This Given Sunday
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Fate of Aaron Smith yet to be determined

It’s no secret that the Steelers long time defensive lineman hasn’t been the same since 2008, that’s the last time he was able to play in all 16 games. He finished that year with 60 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, and 4 Passes Defensed. Since then he’s only played in 15 games since , fighting various injuries and father time (Smith will be 36 this coming April). Up until recent history...
Via SteelerAddicts
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Smith Sounds Like a Guy Who Knows His Time is Up

Aaron Smith spent his third year in a row missing at least 10 games this season.  Smith went out with a neck injury that sent him to injured reserve.  Smith is fully healed now and still want to play.  He is under contract for the Steelers for one more year. Smith sounded though as if he understood his time may be up.  He stated, “I’m sure they’ll have to come to me.”  ...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Smith Will Only Play for Steelers if He Returns in 2012

Aaron Smith finished up his recovery from Spinal Fusion surgery on his neck .  The injury had Smith put on Injured Reserve for the season.  Smith is looking towards the future.  Although Smith is unsure if he will play in 2012, he is sure of one thing.  If he plays in 2012 it will be for the Steelers and the Steelers only.  Smith said it “taint” his legacy if he left...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Smith Says He Is Completely Healthy, Still Undecided On Future

Scott Brown reports on Twitter this morning that Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Aaron Smith told reporters this morning that he is completely healthy following the spinal-fusion surgery that he had back in November and that he could play tomorrow if he could. According to Brown he also said that he will decide after the season whether or not he will return in 2012 for...
Via Steelers Depot
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Colbert Gambled & Lost This Year With Aaron Smith

It pains me to see Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith limp off into the sunset now as he likely will do now after being placed on injured reserve yesterday with a bad foot, but there are not many of us who did not see this coming based on his recent injury history and inability to stay healthy an entire season. I think even General Manager Kevin Colbert knew the extreme risk involved...
Via Steelers Depot
October 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Steelers Extend & Restructure Aaron Smith Contract To Free Up Cap Room

The Steelers freed up some salary cap room this past week as they restructured the contract of defensive end Aaron Smith and extended it a season in addition to do so. Smith was currently in the final year of his contract that pays him a base salary of $4.5 million. The Steelers converted $1.75 million of that base into a signing bonus to lower his 2011 cap hit by $875K and added...
Via Steelers Depot
October 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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