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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Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Pittsburgh Steelers on Mar 12, 2013
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.
Source: #Steelers will re-sign WR Plaxico Burress… again. One-year deal
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013
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.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers on Mar 09, 2013
Update 2: March 9th 11:50 am
It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) March 9, 2013
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.
Posted by Alen Dumonjic under Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Tape Never Lies on Dec 06, 2012
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.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ben Roethlisberger, Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov 30, 2012
Hide your wife, hide your kids, and bench all your Steelers.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Antonio Brown, Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov 27, 2012
We needed something good in our lives after pouring one out for DeSean Jackson’s season. So now if you don’t have a girlfriend pillow to hug, you can give Antonio Brown a man hug. He likes that.
Brown has missed the Steelers’ last three games with an ankle sprain, leaving his owners to scour the waiver wire for another mediocre, under-producing receiver in an offense currently led by Charlie Batch. Demand is high.
But hope is here, as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Brown is expected to practice tomorrow, and he’ll play this weekend against the Ravens. Sure, that’s swell, but his value and startability is linked to Ben Roethlisberger’s health, as no Steelers offensive player is useful if Batch is still bringing the terrible, especially against the Ravens.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Antonio Brown, Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov 25, 2012
Steelers WR Antonio Brown is out today. Tried to push it this week, but no luck.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) November 25, 2012
Antonio Brown owners were hoping for better news this morning, after he practiced all week, and expected to play against the Cleveland Browns.
Quarterback Charlie Batch will now have four healthy receivers to throw to today, Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, David Gilreath and the new addition, Plaxico Burress.
Expect Burress to be more involved in the offense today, making him a risky, but good start today in deep leagues.