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Old 02-27-17, 04:39 PM
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Steelers placed the franchise tag on LeVeon Bell and have made progress with signing Antonio Brown long term. Sources say they are hoping to have that deal done by March 9th
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Old 02-27-17, 06:03 PM
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Brown re-signed for 4/$68m
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Old 02-27-17, 06:50 PM
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Brown re-signed for 4/$68m
Hope there's a clause in the contract about keeping his yap shut and not doing anything stupid.
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Old 02-28-17, 11:32 AM
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Steelers placed the franchise tag on LeVeon Bell and have made progress with signing Antonio Brown long term. Sources say they are hoping to have that deal done by March 9th
i think they are also hoping to get a deal done with Bell. i think they have until July 15(not sure if that's a deadline or something but felt like i read that date somewhere in regards to Bell and a long term deal). i think they wanna wait and see how the FA RB market shakes out and then try to nail something down.
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Old 02-28-17, 02:36 PM
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I hope that they can get something done and Bell can remain healthy. Normally I wouldn't value a RB by putting too much money in his basket but he can be an elite player who you can also put out wide and have a pretty good receiver.

My concern is that 2 big contracts will limit what the Steelers can do in other areas.
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Old 03-07-17, 04:34 AM
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Brandon Marshall wants to play for the Steelers and the Steelers are apparently interested in Pryor. Seems like they want to have some options in case Bryant is denied reinstatement.
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Old 03-07-17, 08:48 AM
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Oh damn, I completely forgot about Bryant. What an idiot.
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Old 03-07-17, 12:52 PM
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Brandon Marshall wants to play for the Steelers and the Steelers are apparently interested in Pryor. Seems like they want to have some options in case Bryant is denied reinstatement.
i read the Steelers have ZERO interest in Pryor. and i concur.

Marshall would be a nice addition, though.
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Old 03-07-17, 01:22 PM
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i read the Steelers have ZERO interest in Pryor. and i concur.

Marshall would be a nice addition, though.
They have zero interest in Pryor at 10m a year. I expect someone will pay him at least that. I doubt Pryor will give the Steelers a Hometown Discount.
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Old 03-08-17, 12:13 PM
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Marshall signed with the Giants
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Old 03-08-17, 02:42 PM
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Reading the Steelers want to overpay for Kirkpatrick.
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Old 03-08-17, 02:45 PM
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I don't know that the Steelers especially need another WR if Bryant can return with his head on straight (big if). Right now that have AB, Ayers/ Cobi Hamilton (both played well in last 6 games of the season), Coates and Bey. Probably want to pick up another WR somewhere in the draft, 4th round on. You can get lucky late at that position.
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Old 03-08-17, 03:47 PM
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I wouldn't mind them draft Curtis Samuel
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Old 03-09-17, 05:57 PM
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Re-signed David Johnson and Landry Jones. Big moves.
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Old 03-10-17, 01:23 PM
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we all know what FA period means for the Steelers.

they don't do anything, if just to re-sign a few of their own UFA.

once every 5-7 years they sign someone noteworthy, but never a guy that was the "hot commodity" on the market.
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Old 03-11-17, 12:16 AM
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Brandon Marshall wants to play for the Steelers and the Steelers are apparently interested in Pryor. Seems like they want to have some options in case Bryant is denied reinstatement.
And Pryor is now a redskin
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Old 03-13-17, 10:38 AM
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I don't know that the Steelers especially need another WR if Bryant can return with his head on straight (big if). Right now that have AB, Ayers/ Cobi Hamilton (both played well in last 6 games of the season), Coates and Bey. Probably want to pick up another WR somewhere in the draft, 4th round on. You can get lucky late at that position.
Not sure who's going to be around next year of the group you mentioned. let's assume Bryant comes back, is healthy, and doesn't get suspended.

So, now you have AB, Bryant, Rogers as locks.

Wheaton will be gone, most likely. Ayers/Hamilton/Coates - i'm gonna guess that ONE of them makes it - these guys did NOT step late in the season as they all had chances to make huge plays in the playoffs and dropped balls instead. DHB could stick around as well because he's valuable on ST.

they will draft another in the late rounds to compete with this group as well.

we shall see.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:10 PM
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Depends on if Coates was really bothered by a hand injury last season or if it was just a convenient excuse for all of his drops. Coates can be a solid 3-4 but he has to catch the damn ball.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:41 PM
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Not sure who's going to be around next year of the group you mentioned. let's assume Bryant comes back, is healthy, and doesn't get suspended.

So, now you have AB, Bryant, Rogers as locks.

Wheaton will be gone, most likely. Ayers/Hamilton/Coates - i'm gonna guess that ONE of them makes it - these guys did NOT step late in the season as they all had chances to make huge plays in the playoffs and dropped balls instead. DHB could stick around as well because he's valuable on ST.

they will draft another in the late rounds to compete with this group as well.

we shall see.
Forgot about Rogers. You are right about the drops. At crunch time they didn't make the plays for the most part. Still think Ayers/Hamilton have potential. Crusaders is right about Coates. He is lacking in ball skills, has to learn to attack the ball when its in his vicinity and doesn't adjust well.
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