Steeler player news
The Pittsburgh Steelers have offered restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders the lowest tender. Sanders would receive a one-year deal worth $1.323 million if he signs the tender. The team would receive a third-round draft choice if they lost him.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have offered restricted free-agent RB Jonathan Dwyer, RB Isaac Redman and DT Steve McLendon the lowest tender. Each player could receive a one-year deal worth $1.323 million if they signed their tender. The team could receive a sixth-round draft choice if they lost Dwyer and will have the right to match any offer Redman or McLendon receives this offseason.
The Pittsburgh Steelers did not tender offers to restricted free-agent LB Stevenson Sylvester and P Jeremy Kapinos, which will make them unrestricted free agents.
Steelers give Steve McLendon, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer low tenders in restricted free agency
By Neal Coolong on Mar 9 2013
Steve McLendon, Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman all receive low-level tenders for $1.3 million in restricted free agency, meaning all three can be signed away without the Steelers receiving compensation.
It's been curious why the Steelers didn't seem particularly high on nose tackle Steve McLendon.
That question will get even more murkier now. The Steelers elected to give McLendon the right of first refusal level tender offer in restricted free agency, meaning McLendon will be paid $1.3 million guaranteed this season, but a team has an opportunity to sign McLendon to an offer sheet. If the Steelers choose to not match it, McLendon will leave without compensation.
On one hand, it seemingly doesn't matter. Teams rarely make offers for players in restricted free agency anyway, and while McLendon has shown some flashes of potential, particularly in rushing the passer, the fact he averaged around seven snaps a game last season and now this low level tender suggests the team doesn't feel he's worth the extra insurance - the second-round tender is $2 million.
McLendon is, right now, the likely starter at nose tackle this season.
Also receiving the low-level offers are the pair of RFA running backs, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. Neither seemed able to pull away from the other despite getting roughly the same amount of carries this season. Both had outstanding performances at times, and looked sub-par in others.
Maybe they are not as sold on McLendon as we like to believe. Fangupo has a 4 year deal. Would not be surprised if a NT is added in this draft.
A true reality check for some fans that think we are better than what we are.
It's a bit of a reality check for me in regards to McClendon. I thought McClendon was highly regarded by the coaching staffs. In fact, I remember comments being made about him being underestimated.
I'll be honest.... we lost Harrison and we will most likely lose Mendenhall and Wallace. Hampton, Starks, and Foster aren't expected to be back either. We could lose Lewis as well.
Could we replace some of these guys ..... SURE! I have hope. Replacing all of these guys by next year? I'm not to sure about that. In all honesty, Cleveland and us could be fighting for last in the division.
When will Ta'amu find out his punishment?
Johnathan Hankins in Round 1, anybody?
With all those players mentioned and Colbert said, " this team isn't in transition?
Originally Posted by steelz09
Too many good players on the roster to say the Steelers won't still be aiming for the play-offs. Any team that has Ben, Troy, Timmons, Woodley, Pouncey, Clark, Brown, Miller, Keisel, Taylor & a host of young up & comers like Allen, Sanders, Gilbert, Adams & DeCastro, not to mention guys that are expected to step up in Heyward, Hood & Worilds.
It's not like the Steelers haven't been preparing for this day, and it's not as if the team is suddenly introducing 10 new starters. Nearly every player lost will have a guy that took snaps the last few seasons moving in to replace them.
[QUOTE=Chadman;552335]Too many good players on the roster to say the Steelers won't still be aiming for the play-offs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=jdUr5hF0yGc JK, Lol.
He is in denial or straight up bullish!tting.
Originally Posted by supersteeler