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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    even when you know these cuts are coming, losing guys like hines and smitty really makes you appreciate the last 10 years.

    I'm really pulling for these guys in whatever they choose to do.

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    Gosh, this is a crappy week.

    Very nice article by Eddie B:
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12061/1213812-100-0.stm

    Nothing but a great retirement for A. Smith! Wish him the best and it would be great if he came back as a coach (Hines, too).

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    Got to give Colbert & Tomlin some wraps here.

    This would be a hard week. These guys they are cutting are Steeler legends. These are the guys that the fans love. These guys have done it all for this team.

    Tomlin & Colbert seem to be treating these guys with respect while still maintaining the "Steeler Way" of knowing when enough is enough.

    There's no squabbles, no malcontent, no in-fighting...just respect, best wishes, press conferences to give glowing epitaphes to Steeler careers.

    Maybe that's why the Steelers are just such a successful organisation?

    Pretty sure when Farrior gets released, it'll be the same thing.

    Aaron Smith...will be missed. Sometimes it's guys like this that make us so complacent about the job they have done. Same will likely be said about Casey Hampton when his time comes.
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    Thanks for all the memories and great play, Aaron!

    Now, Ben got us under the cap with his restructure and the cuts continue. Are they to afford Wallace or something else planned?

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    Aaron Smith is the next Steelers veteran to get cut

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 1, 2012



    Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board.

    Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that the Steelers will cut Aaron Smith. This move is even less surprising than the news about Hines Ward coming out on Wednesday.

    Smith has only played 15 games in the last three seasons. He may be one of the most underrated players of his generation, but there was simply no way the Steelers could keep him at his current salary at 35 years old.

    Unlike Ward, we wouldn’t be shocked if Smith returns to the team at a cheaper price if he still wants to play football and can prove he’s healthy in the summer.

    If Smith doesn’t play again, he’ll go down as one of the best 3-4 defensive ends of the last decade.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... o-get-cut/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    Aaron Smith is the next Steelers veteran to get cut

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 1, 2012



    Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board.

    Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that the Steelers will cut Aaron Smith. This move is even less surprising than the news about Hines Ward coming out on Wednesday.

    Smith has only played 15 games in the last three seasons. He may be one of the most underrated players of his generation, but there was simply no way the Steelers could keep him at his current salary at 35 years old.

    Unlike Ward, we wouldn’t be shocked if Smith returns to the team at a cheaper price if he still wants to play football and can prove he’s healthy in the summer.

    If Smith doesn’t play again, he’ll go down as one of the best 3-4 defensive ends of the last decade.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... o-get-cut/
    PFT never ceases to amaze me with their awful mock journalism.

    Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board.
    Seriously? A team releases a long time vet and the comment is that he was thrown off board? A PC in which both sides will speak glowingly of the long-term relationship that they shared and we call that "thrown off board"? Do they use the same line every year when veterans are released by teams around the league?

    Also, no talk about the fact that the skills and contributions were on the decline, makes it seems like it was simply a cost cutting move on a high priced vet.

    Typical douchebag journalism by an organization that ripped the Steelers for removing Hines Ward from a game but only using the term "concussion-like symptoms" but not saying a thing about the Cleveland Browns for putting McCoy back in with a concussion.

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    It's pretty obvious that Smith's body just can't do it anymore. I hate to see him go but it is time.

    Sad, but the is the way it is.

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    Aaron Smith is the next Steelers veteran to get cut

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 1, 2012



    Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board.

    Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that the Steelers will cut Aaron Smith. This move is even less surprising than the news about Hines Ward coming out on Wednesday.

    Smith has only played 15 games in the last three seasons. He may be one of the most underrated players of his generation, but there was simply no way the Steelers could keep him at his current salary at 35 years old.

    Unlike Ward, we wouldn’t be shocked if Smith returns to the team at a cheaper price if he still wants to play football and can prove he’s healthy in the summer.

    If Smith doesn’t play again, he’ll go down as one of the best 3-4 defensive ends of the last decade.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... o-get-cut/
    PFT never ceases to amaze me with their awful mock journalism.

    Another day, another longtime Steelers veteran thrown off board.
    Seriously? A team releases a long time vet and the comment is that he was thrown off board? A PC in which both sides will speak glowingly of the long-term relationship that they shared and we call that "thrown off board"? Do they use the same line every year when veterans are released by teams around the league?

    Also, no talk about the fact that the skills and contributions were on the decline, makes it seems like it was simply a cost cutting move on a high priced vet.

    Typical douchebag journalism by an organization that ripped the Steelers for removing Hines Ward from a game but only using the term "concussion-like symptoms" but not saying a thing about the Cleveland Browns for putting McCoy back in with a concussion.

    These long time veterans should show some class and appreciation for the organization that made them multi-millionaires and retire versus forcing the team to make these decisions.

    All these players know they aren't the players they use to be so instead of trying to hang on and diminishing their legacies they should have retired so it never got to this. They stuck around because they knew they will get money because the team releases them versus retiring. No fault or issue with the team clearing house.
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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    I kind of agree with you Ovi... I know it's tough to call it quits but Smith has been done for a while now. Of all the releases this is the only one that truly makes me happy because I think Smith would have suffered a life threatening injury the nest time around. His body was done.. but his heart wouldn't admit it.

    for the DE!!! Please stay on as a coach....

    wait.. releasing Kemo makes me very happy... I was talking about good players not Kemo.

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    Re: La Canfora reporting Steelers will release A. Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler
    Thanks for all the memories and great play, Aaron!

    Now, Ben got us under the cap with his restructure and the cuts continue. Are they to afford Wallace or something else planned?

    C-town
    Long term deal for Wallace should be in the works. We are also negotiating to bring Cotchery back. We still have several other RFA's to tender, and of course, we still have to be able to sign our draft picks eventually.

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