Quote Originally Posted by eltrain
sorry I did not post on here about Mike's situation earlier...I'm getting old and I forgot my password....

we appreciate all the support for Mike over the last few months on this new board...it is much appreciated...

Mike is feeling very upbeat about the situation...although he is dissappointed the Steelers did not see fit to keep him he does thank them, as some have said on this board, for releasing him early so that his agent can work on other opportunities for him....he will be on waivers for three days starting tomorrow and then his agent can begin making calls to other teams on Thursday....

with all that said, Mike is thinking it may be time to move on....he has lived a dream so few football players get a chance to do and is very thankful for that....and even though he loves the game, Mike is a realist and knows there are many factors that go into a team placing you on their roster...maybe his position with the Steelers was just not the right fir because of the personnel they have......drafting Ryan Mundy, who is an excellent player by the way, was a pretty good indication as to where they saw Mike in the scheme of things....

so the next couple of weeks will be interesting....Mike is already talking about returning to school to get his masters which he would have done even if he had made the roster...and as a father, that makes me very happy...


we are proud of our son....he has given us memories that every parent wishes for and it has been a wonderful ride....

if Mike is picked up by another team I will let you know....and again, thanks for all your good wishes for Mike...I wish he had the opportunity to thank each of you in person....you all take care and God Bless...
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