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steelerkeylargo
07-26-2011, 11:25 PM
Got a call from my inside source that we re-upped Ike. Sweet!!

fordfixer
07-26-2011, 11:28 PM
:tt1 :tt1 :tt1 :tt1 :tt1

insanesteelersfan
07-26-2011, 11:32 PM
Praise be to God! Now that he is secure, lets cut the Bum on the other side of him, save nearly 3 million, and either start Brown, or sign a better free agent.

hawaiiansteel
07-26-2011, 11:36 PM
that is great news, I really didn't want to even think about how bad our secondary would be without Ike. :tt2


July 26, 2011, 11:32 PM ET

Source: Ike Taylor stays with Steelers

ESPN.com news services


The Pittsburgh Steelers and veteran cornerback Ike Taylor have reached an agreement on a four-year deal, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 31-year-old Taylor is considered the Steelers' No. 1 cornerback. Pittsburgh drafted him in the fourth round of the 2003 draft.

The two-time Super Bowl champion has 11 interceptions in eight NFL seasons.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive back completed a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension last season.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/68067 ... ource-says (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6806755/ike-taylor-agrees-four-year-deal-pittsburgh-steelers-source-says)

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Djfan
07-26-2011, 11:40 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/26/ike-taylor-to-stay-in-pittsburgh/


Ike Taylor to stay in Pittsburgh
Posted by Mike Florio on July 26, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT


A league source tells us that the Pittsburgh Steelers have found a way to keep their biggest free agent in town.

Cornerback Ike Taylor has agreed to terms on a four-year deal, per a league source.

An eight-year veteran, Taylor was expected to pursue the highest available offer in free agency. The Steelers, who arenít known to pay market value, likely didnít.

Taylor quietly had generated some buzz lately. At least one head coach regards him as the most important player on a Pittsburgh defense that is full of star players. Last week, Lawrence Timmons raved about Taylor during a visit to PFT Live.

Taylor consistently matches up with the opponentsí top receiver, and he plays press coverage effectively. He has been a starter for six seasons, including both Super Bowl-winning seasons since 2005.

Iron Shiek
07-26-2011, 11:41 PM
Yeah, with the alternatives in free agency, this is best case scenario for us. I'm more than happy he decided to stay after I had pretty much counted him off the team. I thought he was a goner for sure. His familiarity with the D will be a far greater win than an overhaul of the CB's would've been.

BradshawsHairdresser
07-26-2011, 11:44 PM
Well, I'm surprised, but I'm glad they got this one done.

SteelBucks
07-26-2011, 11:54 PM
SWAGGIN! :tt2

LordVile
07-26-2011, 11:55 PM
Amen! :Boobs :Beer

AkronSteel
07-26-2011, 11:56 PM
This is a good move!!! I'm very happy to see IT Swag back in the fold and I'm kind of expecting the deal to be a hometown discount. This really helps the situation. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see BMac heading out the door to match this deal!

AkronSteel
07-27-2011, 01:46 AM
4 years and 22.5 million?? That is one heck of a deal for IT Swag!!! Thank you very much Mr. Taylor for your years of service and helping the team try to stay competitive by taking a hometown discount!!! You da man!!!

:tt1

hawaiiansteel
07-27-2011, 02:02 AM
4 years and 22.5 million?? That is one heck of a deal for IT Swag!!! Thank you very much Mr. Taylor for your years of service and helping the team try to stay competitive by taking a hometown discount!!! You da man!!!

:tt1


I think those were the terms of Ike's last contract. the details for this one haven't yet been released but I'm sure Ike received a lot more money this time.

fordfixer
07-27-2011, 02:20 AM
Steelers agree to four-year contract with Taylor
Veteran CB can't officially re-sign until 6 p.m. Friday
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By Ed Bouchette and Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11208/1163210-66-0.stm

Cornerback Ike Taylor has been a member of the Steelers for eight seasons.

All along, the Steelers privately expressed confidence that they would re-sign Ike Taylor, and late Tuesday they came through by agreeing to a four-year contract with their best cornerback over the past decade.

Money terms were not immediately available.

Taylor, who told one member of the organization early this week that he would be back, will return for his ninth season. He cannot officially sign his contract until 6 p.m. Friday and cannot join his teammates in practice at training camp until Aug. 4, per a new rule under the collective bargaining agreement.

The Steelers were involved in negotiations with several more of their veteran free agents but had not yet come to terms with anyone but Taylor as of last night. Earlier in the day, they announced the signings of 18 undrafted rookie free agents within an hour after each NFL team could do so at 10 a.m. Tuesday. They then turned toward their own free agents to begin talks, especially with several key players among the 14 unrestricted they hope to re-sign this week.

They were slow getting into serious discussions with their seven rookie draft picks, who could begin signing with teams Tuesday. Veteran free agents can come to verbal agreements with teams but cannot officially sign a contract either with their own team or another until Friday at 6 p.m.

Team officials have determined that among their other top targets to resign are offensive tackles Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott and kicker Scott Suisham. They also are expected to approach veteran offensive tackle Flozell Adams about taking less than the $5 million salary his contract stipulates. Adams, 36, has expressed a desire to return, but wants to do so as the starting right tackle again.

Identifying the players they want to sign and signing them, however, are different matters. For example, Colon's agent, Joe Linta, has predicted all along that there was little chance their former starting tackle would re-sign.

"They have a weird way of showing interest in us," Linta said after receiving a late afternoon phone call Tuesday from a club official. "We're going to give the Steelers the first shot but we've never received an offer from them. Willie loves the team, the coaches and the city and would love to stay."

Colon missed last season with a torn achilles tendon after starting the previous three seasons at right tackle.

Scott joined the Steelers last year, signing a one-year deal after leaving the Buffalo Bills as a free agent. He wound up starting half the season at left tackle after Max Starks had neck surgery.

Suisham joined the Steelers at midseason after they released longtime kicker Jeff Reed. Suisham made 14 of his 15 field-goal tries in the regular season but missed one from 43 yards in the playoff game against Baltimore and a 52-yarder in the Super Bowl against Green Bay.

The team signed 18 new players to their roster, which has room for 90 when they report to training camp Thursday. All were undrafted free agents, and some were intriguing.

Former Wisconsin running back John Clay was the 2009 Big Ten offensive player of the year, but he gambled and lost when he decided to forego his final season of eligibility with the Badgers.

Clay left college after his junior season in hopes of getting drafted in April, but he never heard his name called.

The Steelers signed Clay Tuesday, the first day NFL clubs could sign undrafted players under the post-lockout rules.

Clay rushed for 3,413 yards and 41 touchdowns in three seasons at Wisconsin, including 1,517 as a sophomore in 2009, but a dip in production last season and a 4.87 40-yard dash time scared off teams from selecting him in the draft.

Other than starter Rashard Mendenhall, the Steelers have three other running backs under contract for the upcoming season -- Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and James Johnson.

The Steelers drafted Baron Batch out of Texas Tech in the seventh round in April, and Mewelde Moore is an unrestricted free agent.

The Steelers also signed four receivers, including a pair from the Mid-American Conference. Ohio University's Terrence McCrae had 1,242 yards and 19 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bobcats, and Miami University's Armand Robinson had 2,550 yards and 12 touchdowns in four seasons with the Red Hawks.

The other receivers signed were Adam Mims (831 yards and four touchdowns) of Furman and Eric Greenwood (1,246 yards and 11 touchdowns) of Idaho.

The other undrafted free agents signed were Vaughn Charlton, a tight end/H-back from Temple; Weslye Saunders, a tight end from South Carolina; Colin Miller, a center from Central Michigan; Trevis Turner, an offensive tackle from Abilene Christian; Brett Greenwood, a safety from Iowa; Niles Brinkley, a cornerback from Wisconsin; Eric Clanton, an outside linebacker from The Citadel; Mario Harvey, a linebacker from Marshall; Miguel Chavis, a defensive end from Clemson; Anthony Gray, a defensive tackle from Southern Miss; Ty Boyle, a defensive end from North Dakota; Joshua Harrison, an offensive tackle from South Carolina State; and Derek Chard, a long snapper from Connecticut.

Saunders was considered a possible high-round draft pick at one point, and some had him as the second best tight end in the draft.

He was suspended from the South Carolina football team, however, and then booted off for violating team rules. He was judged to have received improper benefits and making contact with an agent. Saunders went undrafted.

The Steelers did not sign a punter or kicker. Suisham and punter Daniel Sepulveda are unrestricted free agents. The Steelers have possible replacements for them already on the roster in Jeremy Kapinos and Swayze Waters.

Kapinos handled the punting duties for the final four games of the regular season and playoffs last season.

The Steelers and all other NFL teams are allowed to have 90 players in camp this summer.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11208/11 ... z1THfVGPcV (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11208/1163210-66-0.stm#ixzz1THfVGPcV)

Eddie Spaghetti
07-27-2011, 02:25 AM
solid move.

i bet ike was reasonable as well.

AzStillers1989
07-27-2011, 02:51 AM
I knew he was not going anywhere. Ike has that "Steelers Swagger" that you can't just go out and replace. He is a solid corner who has been pretty darn solid throughout his career. I hope he continues to grow and round his skills.

:tt1


btw... if you haven't seen it. check out the way the pirates game ended tonight in the bottom of the 19th.... not saying we would have won this game but that was one HORRIBLE call.....

hawaiiansteel
07-27-2011, 03:20 AM
Breaking News: Ike Taylor Agrees To New Four-Year Deal With Steelers

by Michael Bean on Jul 26, 2011

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Well, well, well. After a somewhat slow day of news in Steeler Country, looks like we got our number one wish before the end of the first day of free agency. Adam Scheffer is reporting that the Steelers and Ike Taylor have agreed on a new four-year deal that will keep him in the black and gold through 2014.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, and of course, nothing is official until the news is confirmed by the organization itself. But looks like Steeler Nation has reason to celebrate as the six-time champs get ready to report to Latrobe. No longer must we worry about the Steelers squandering a legitimate chance at returning to the Super Bowl for a repeat try at Lombardi No. 7 due to a leaky secondary. Of course, the Steelers still have holes to plug, work to do and good fortune to break their way, but the primary obstacle to them not fielding a SB contender was the potential loss of Ike Taylor to free agency. Now, that appears as if it's no longer part of the equation.

Go Steelers! Go Kevin Colbert! Go Art Rooney II! Go Omar Kahn! Go Ike Taylor! GO, FIGHT WIN!

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... w-contract (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/7/26/2296640/nfl-free-agency-pittsburgh-steelers-free-agent-signings-ike-taylor-resigns-new-contract)

anger 82&95
07-27-2011, 06:06 AM
Got a call from my inside source that we re-upped Ike. Sweet!!
Great news and thanks for the post

phillyesq
07-27-2011, 07:42 AM
Great news. I was very worried about this one.

Now that Ike is back in the fold, I'm not particularly concerned about the rest. Sure, it would be nice to bring back Scott at a low price to provide depth at OT, and it would be nice to retain Colon if he has healed. But Ike was the loss the Steelers could least afford.

Now that Ike has returned, the Steelers can focus on tweaking and improving the roster.

Oviedo
07-27-2011, 08:02 AM
Great news. Next.........

I'd be locking Woodley and Timmons down for the next 5 years.

Then sign Colon and plug him in at RG and bring back Flo for one more year at RT while Gilbert learns. I think they can afford to cut Kemo to save cap space, but not sure that happens.

MeetJoeGreene
07-27-2011, 08:27 AM
Great news. MeetJoeGreene breathed a huge sigh.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
07-27-2011, 09:17 AM
4 years and 22.5 million?? That is one heck of a deal for IT Swag!!! Thank you very much Mr. Taylor for your years of service and helping the team try to stay competitive by taking a hometown discount!!! You da man!!!

:tt1

Sorry Akron....that is the deal that he just completed. No terms yet on this deal.

AkronSteel
07-27-2011, 09:30 AM
Hey guys....I got those figures from Scheffter's post on ESPN! If they are false then that is my bad!!!

BURGH86STEEL
07-27-2011, 09:46 AM
I wonder if they had any interest in Jonathan Joseph? Be nice if they can sign him.

sentinel33
07-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Now THIS is like Christmas!!!

RuthlessBurgher
07-27-2011, 10:17 AM
Fo' mo' years o' SWAGGIN'!!!

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insanesteelersfan
07-27-2011, 10:42 AM
Fo' mo' years o' SWAGGIN'!!!

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Yeah, and 4 more years of easy dropped interception attempts that I could easily grab, and this right after if you hit my hands 10 times with a Sledge hammer! :moon

aggiebones
07-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Not a huge surprise by me. They had to show him 'some' respect, but he is and has been a Steeler. Why would he want to leave, unless for an uber-deal, which wasn't going to happen in short time. And what FA type player leaving would leave a bigger hole? Noone. There are no replacement CBs on the market that we could get. Any that are similar wouldn't have the expertise in this system. So someone like Joseph would have needed time to get in order. Time that the lockout didn't supply. The same Ike would have needed going elsewhere. In a new system with little time to learn, his play would have looked worse and he might have been cut in a year or two of mediocre play in some places like Detroit, etc.
This was a marriage that was going to happen for about 10 reasons. I would have been shocked if it didn't and would have questioned the Steelers and Ike's knowledge of the game.

flippy
07-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Never expected anything different. Swaggin.

Steelgal
08-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Per details from another site, the contract is supposably 4 years, $28 million. Of that $9 million is guaranteed with a $7 million dollar signing bonus.

hawaiiansteel
08-03-2011, 01:42 AM
Per details from another site, the contract is supposably 4 years, $28 million. Of that $9 million is guaranteed with a $7 million dollar signing bonus.


Ike Taylor contract trails Asomugha, Joseph, Cromartie in average value

Posted by Mike Florio on August 2, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/fbc731feb36ba205acc7a5d74857e6d7.jpg?w=210


Entering free agency, four players topped the wish list for cornerbacks: Nnamdi Asomuga, Antonio Cromartie, Johnathan Joseph, and Ike Taylor.

Weíve tracked down Taylorís contract details, which allows a proper comparison.

Taylor, per a source with knowledge of the contract, signed a four-year, $28 million contract. The deal pays out $9.25 million in 2011, via signing bonus ($7.25 million), base salary ($1.25 million), and roster bonus ($750,000). It works out to a cap charge of $3.8125 million in 2011.

The average per year of $7 million puts Taylor behind Asomugha ($12 million per year), Joseph ($9.75 million per year), and Cromartie ($8 million per year).

The fact that Taylor agreed to terms at the end of the first day of free agency suggests that Taylor tried to get a better deal on the open market, but couldnít find one.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... t-corners/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/02/ike-taylor-finishes-last-among-top-four-free-agent-corners/)

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
08-03-2011, 10:54 AM
The fact that Taylor agreed to terms at the end of the first day of free agency suggests that Taylor tried to get a better deal on the open market, but couldnít find one.

??????????

To me it suggests the opposite. To me it suggests that he sat down with Steelers brass and hashed out a deal that he was happy with. If he was fishing for more money he would not have signed before Nnamdi's deal became public, nor before his peers. :roll: :roll:

flippy
08-03-2011, 11:08 AM
The fact that Taylor agreed to terms at the end of the first day of free agency suggests that Taylor tried to get a better deal on the open market, but couldnít find one.

??????????

To me it suggests the opposite. To me it suggests that he sat down with Steelers brass and hashed out a deal that he was happy with. If he was fishing for more money he would not have signed before Nnamdi's deal became public, nor before his peers. :roll: :roll:

Suggest to me he knows deep down, there's no better place to be Swaggin than in Pittsburgh. :)