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Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers

Adam Schefter is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is visiting the New England Patriots today, and should the Pats  sign him to an offer sheet, the Steelers may not have enough cap space to match the offer.

This is truly an interesting situation, and we’ll keep you posted with information as it becomes available.

In 16 games (7 starts) in 2012, Sanders had 44 receptions for 626 yards and 1 touchdown.

San Diego Chargers v Pittsburgh Steelers

UPDATE: Pro Football Talk is reporting that the deal has been agreed to and that Wallace is already taking a physical to finalize it.

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Other than a report Tuesday morning that the Vikings may outbid them, it’s been a pretty safe bet that the Dolphins would sign Mike Wallace when free agency opened today.

Now it appears closer than ever, with Wallace reportedly in Miami right now negotiating a five-year deal with the Dolphins that Adam Schefter says “is ‘very, very likely’ to get done.”

Omar Kelly and John Clayton have since reported that the deal will be for five years and $65 million (13 million per year), with $30 million guaranteed.

Kansas City Chiefs v Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and veteran linebacker Larry Foote have reportedly reached agreement on a multi-year contract, according to Adam Schefter on twitter.

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Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

Plaxico Burress is a Pittsburgh Steeler once again. The Steelers signed the troubled wide receiver to a one-year deal today, according to Ian Rapoport.

 

 

Burress was a member of the Steelers from 2000-2004 and thrived in Pittsburgh, putting up over 1,000 yards in both 2001 and 2002. Burress returned to Pittsburgh last November after a one-day workout as an injury replacement. Burres played in four games and finished with 3 receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles v Pittsburgh Steelers

Update 2: March 9th 11:50 am

This has been a widely expected move all week (see below) after the Steelers weren’t able to reach an agreement on a restructured contract for their aging linebacker, although Harrison is still effective when healthy.

As we’ve seen with others in this Steelers era (i.e: Hines Ward), this is a management team that smartly sticks to a valuation of a veteran, and moves on if he’s exceeded that number.

The motivation here was cap room, as it always is in the final days before free agency begins (officially at least). The savings are significant for a team that’s pinned against the cap seemingly every offseason, as according to ESPN’s John Clayton the Steelers gain $5.15 million in cap room from this move alone, bringing their total cap space to $6.6 million.

Despite his age, Harrison will still be the most coveted outside rush linebacker behind Paul Kruger on the open market. He had six sacks this past season even while missing three games, and over the past three years he’s taken the opposing quarterback down 24 times, in addition to 10 forced fumbles during that stretch.

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If you didn’t look up Heath Miller’s age, how old would you guess he is? It seems like he’s been in the NFL for ages and in a tactical and talent sense, maybe he has.

He’s an old school, traditional “Y” tight end that often lines up with his hand in the ground at the end of the trenches while blocking in a power running offense. There doesn’t seem to be enough of those nowadays, especially with the widening formations that continue to infiltrate the league and the detaching of tight ends from the offensive line.

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The injury beat rolls on during the worst Friday ever, although this latest development should be greeted with zero surprise. Ben Roethlisberger isn’t playing this week, according to Albert Breer.

Hide your wife, hide your kids, and bench all your Steelers.

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