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03-08-2010, 02:59 PM
So says this article:

PITTSBURGH - Since the start of free-agency on Friday, the AFC North has been very active. There have been trades (Anquan Boldin to Baltimore) and some key signings (right tackle Tony Pashos to Cleveland).

The Steelers, though, weren't players. They weren't even in the UPMC South Side complex. The entire staff was away on retreat.

But unless you've been under a rock the past 30 years, the start of free-agency is not a big deal in the Steel City. That's because the Rooney way has been to build through the draft, and non-marquee free-agents.

Arnaz Battle will be the first of those, as he is scheduled to meet with the team today. Another wide receiver, who could also be visiting the Steeler City, is former Buffalo wide-out Josh Reed.

Reed who also played running back in college, is scheduled to visit the New England Patriots

That may not happen though, as a league source has said that Battle may be the Steelers first free-agent signing as he had previously scheduled a visit with the Seahawks, but put those on hold until after his visit today in Pittsburgh.

It also appears now that safety Ryan Clark has found a new team, and will not be re-signed by the Steelers. As first reported on Examiner.com the Dolphins met with Ryan Clark last evening and are expected to sign him as early as today. The Dolphins are looking to replace Gibril Wilson.

Clark, who broke his silence yesterday, is expected to be offered around $3.5 million by the team and told Miami reporters yesterday that he doesn't plan on leaving Miami.

But stranger things have happened such as all the latest information regarding Ben Roethlisberger and a small college town in Georgia.

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03-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Josh Reed sounds interesting, found this article where Bill Belicheat really likes him...

The 29-year-old Reed, who has spent his entire career with the Buffalo Bills, would upgrade the depth at the Patriots' WR position.

While the 5-foot-10, 210-pound Reed did not enjoy his most productive year last season (27 catches, 291 yards), it’s important to remember the woeful offense he played in, as well as the quarterback troubles the Bills endured.

Reed is not on par with Anquan Boldin, who the Pats attempted to acquire from Arizona on Friday only to lose out to Baltimore, but coach Bill Belicheat always has liked him.

Before the Pats’ second meeting with the Bills last season, Belicheat heaped a ton of praise on Reed, who has had some very good games against the Pats during his eight seasons.

“He’s very hard to tackle,” Belicheat said Dec. 18. “Do you remember the slip screen he caught against us a couple years ago up there (in Buffalo)? He broke about seven tackles on the touchdown run. (He is) tough with the ball in his hands.”

Reed made four catches for 63 yards in that late-season loss to the Patsies. The former second-round pick played for Nick Saban - a good friend of Belicheat’s - at LSU. Reed, who turns 30 in May, has had a pair of 50-plus catch seasons and may still have some gas left in his tank.

03-08-2010, 04:38 PM
I would think the signing of Battle would make it less likely that we bring Josh Reed in for a visit.

03-08-2010, 04:44 PM
I would think the signing of Battle would make it less likely that we bring Josh Reed in for a visit.


Battle seems like a better fit anyways. if you're going to be the 4th or 5th receiver then you better be able to contribute on special teams, something at which Battle excels at.