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JAR
02-08-2012, 05:38 PM
FWIW


Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib Close
#steelers cut Arnaz Battle and Bryant McFadden
4:22 PM - 8 Feb 12

JAR
02-08-2012, 05:53 PM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 80651.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_780651.html)

The Steelers terminated the contracts of veteran cornerback Bryant McFadden and wide receiver Arnaz Battle, a special-teams captain the past two seasons, today in a series of roster moves.

Both had one year left on their respective contracts.

McFadden started on the last two Steelers' teams to play in the Super Bowl. The seventh-year veteran opened last season as a starter opposite Ike Taylor, but, hampered by a nagging hamstring injury, McFadden lost his job to William Gay.

McFadden played sparingly on defense much of the season, giving way to rookie cornerbacks Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown.

Battle became a special-team stalwart after signing with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent in 2010, but he did not catch a pass in either of his two seasons in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers signed a trio of players to offseason contracts, including cornerback Myron Rolle, wide receiver Juamorris Stewart and linebacker Brandon Hicks. They also released tight end Miguel Chavis and linebacker Erik Clanton. Each had signed with a the Steelers as an undrafted free agent last July, but both got hurt during the preseason

Slapstick
02-08-2012, 06:11 PM
And so, it begins...

focosteeler
02-08-2012, 06:18 PM
And so, it begins...


good its been too quiet


:tt2 :tt2

fezziwig
02-08-2012, 06:28 PM
who's next

RuthlessBurgher
02-08-2012, 06:34 PM
Juamorris Stewart, WR, Southern University, 6'3" 205 lbs.

http://www.wbrz.com/images/thumbnails/73725C22635F5454CE9A56B8AB704A06_250_250.jpg

RECEIVING Stats
YEAR TEAM REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2006 SOU 14 166 11.9 0
2007 SOU 23 237 10.3 1
2008 SOU 73 1109 15.2 12

Brandon Hicks, LB, University of Florida, 6'2" 231 lbs.

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Sam+Bradford+Brandon+Hicks+FedEx+BCS+National+1s4v D_fGARel.jpg

DEFENSE Stats
YEAR TEAM TOT SOLO AST PD SACK FF INT YDS TD
2007 FLA 13 3 10 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 FLA 33 18 15 0 2.0 0 0 0 0
2009 FLA 27 20 7 0 4.0 0 0 0 0
2010 FLA 39 26 13 0 2.5 1 1 14 0

Chadman
02-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Seems to be a lot of young players being added to future contracts- more than normal anyway. Quite possibly a sign that the team expects a few opportunities to become available.

Woodley has restructured, Timmons likely to. That'll free up a good chunk of salary cap space- then we'll see how deep the cuts might go.

flippy
02-08-2012, 07:45 PM
I bet NE signs McFadden.

As bad as he was at times at CB, he showed a lot of professionalism the way he played on ST for us last year. I give the guy a lot of credit for the effort once he got demoted.

I still think he could make a decent FS.

DukieBoy
02-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Juamorris Stewart, WR, Southern University, 6'3" 205 lbs.

http://www.wbrz.com/images/thumbnails/73725C22635F5454CE9A56B8AB704A06_250_250.jpg

RECEIVING Stats
YEAR TEAM REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2006 SOU 14 166 11.9 0
2007 SOU 23 237 10.3 1
2008 SOU 73 1109 15.2 12

Brandon Hicks, LB, University of Florida, 6'2" 231 lbs.

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Sam+Bradford+Brandon+Hicks+FedEx+BCS+National+1s4v D_fGARel.jpg

DEFENSE Stats
YEAR TEAM TOT SOLO AST PD SACK FF INT YDS TD
2007 FLA 13 3 10 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 FLA 33 18 15 0 2.0 0 0 0 0
2009 FLA 27 20 7 0 4.0 0 0 0 0
2010 FLA 39 26 13 0 2.5 1 1 14 0


CAn you give us a phonetic spelling of Stewart's first name?

hawaiiansteel
02-09-2012, 01:42 AM
And so, it begins...


yup, the cutting of dead wood begins...

Kemo shouldn't be too far behind.

ramblinjim
02-09-2012, 08:45 AM
I bet NE signs McFadden.

As bad as he was at times at CB, he showed a lot of professionalism the way he played on ST for us last year. I give the guy a lot of credit for the effort once he got demoted.

I still think he could make a decent FS.


Agree Flippy, McFadden took his demotion like a pro and played well on special teams for us, he may well make a food free safety for someone still.

Slapstick
02-09-2012, 09:51 AM
Agree Flippy, McFadden took his demotion like a pro and played well on special teams for us, he may well make a food free safety for someone still.

I would think a food free safety wouldn't be particularly effective on the football field... :lol:

No offense meant...I realize that the "f" and "g" keys are right next to each other...

But the thought of a food free safety is pretty funny...

RuthlessBurgher
02-09-2012, 11:20 AM
CAn you give us a phonetic spelling of Stewart's first name?

http://www.inminds.com/rabbi-weiss-002.jpg

http://stuntbox.com/images/posts/uhh_balloon.jpg

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/562919_f520.jpg

:mrgreen:

costanza2k1
02-09-2012, 11:43 AM
As bad as he was at times at CB, he showed a lot of professionalism the way he played on ST for us last year. I give the guy a lot of credit for the effort once he got demoted.


:Clap :Agree

MeetJoeGreene
02-09-2012, 12:08 PM
CAn you give us a phonetic spelling of Stewart's first name?

http://www.inminds.com/rabbi-weiss-002.jpg

http://stuntbox.com/images/posts/uhh_balloon.jpg

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/562919_f520.jpg

:mrgreen:


:Bow :Bow

VERY NICE.

That was different that I was pronouncing it in my head.
I would have never thought that "Ju" -- sounded like "Hasidic"