Steelers intend to sign two today
Monday, March 08, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers are giving physicals to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Arnaz Battle and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Will Allen and intend to reach contract agreement with both players today.
Also, the Steelers have reached agreement with former Buffalo Bills tackle Jon Scott (6-foot-6, 31, an unrestricted free agent who started eight games for the Bills in 2009. Scott will be reunited with the Steelers' new offensive line coach, Sean Kugler, who coached in Buffalo last season.
Allen, 27, would be a likely replacement for Ryan Clark, an unrestricted free agent who is meeting today with the Miami Dolphins.
A former special teams captain for the Buccaneers, Allen played in only eight games last season after being placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury. He was a fourth-round draft choice out of Ohio State in 2004 who has four interceptions in 84 career games.
Battle, 30, had 178 catches for 2,150 yards and 11 touchdowns in seven seasons with the 49ers. Like Allen, he is considered a special-teams standout.
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