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    Did anyone see anything out of Golden? Can anyone see 2 safeties taken by the steelers in this draft? 2 Lb's, 2 o-line man, 2 WR's, 2 CB's? Also can Ike play FS? Will he do that towards the end of his career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Laser View Post
    Did anyone see anything out of Golden? Can anyone see 2 safeties taken by the steelers in this draft? 2 Lb's, 2 o-line man, 2 WR's, 2 CB's? Also can Ike play FS? Will he do that towards the end of his career?
    I don't think Ike has the skill set to play FS. He does a good job playing man and shadowing a receiver but when the ball is in the air he gets lost. He also isn't the fastest closer on the ball when he sits back in a zone. He might be a better SS than FS because he is a good tackler and he could stay with some of the athletic TEs in the league.
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    2013 Senior Bowl: Monday Risers-Fallers

    By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst
    January 22, 2013

    While one practice won't change a player's evaluation, every action a prospect makes during Senior Bowl week will be under a microscope.

    RISERS

    SS Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International

    In a talented safety group, Florida International's Jonathan Cyprien stood out on Monday with his aggressive playing style and active demeanor. He practiced at full speed and left it all out on the field, not shying away from getting physical. Whether it was a contact drill or not, Cyprien is going to meet the ballcarrier with a pop, refusing to let up. With Kenny Vaccaro (Texas) and D.J. Swearinger (South Carolina) deciding to skip Mobile, Cyprien has a chance to emerge as the top safety at this year's Senior Bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    D.J. Swearinger may have just taken himself off some lists himself. He no-showed the Senior Bowl but worse than that he canceled within 72 hours. They do not like that. Not good.
    I read that Swearinger pulled out due to injury. Is it really that big of a deal if it is an injury compared to not wanting to participate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    I read that Swearinger pulled out due to injury. Is it really that big of a deal if it is an injury compared to not wanting to participate?
    That is not what they said yesterday. And for what ever reason he waited till 3 days before the Senior Bowl week to inform he wasn't coming. Not good.
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    Steelers 2013 salary cap options - Safeties

    By SteelCityRoller on Jan 19 [Who is the SteelCityRoller??]

    First, Pittsburgh could release Polamalu - fear of injury or not - to clear some cap space in 2013, and all of his hit against 2014. His dead money would accelerate to a penalty of $5.775 million against 2013, but the Steelers would save $4,612,500 from his originally scheduled cap hit, while completely erasing his hit in 2014. The biggest problem with parting ways with Polamalu is the fact Pittsburgh doesn't have a definite replacement on the roster yet, leaving many to believe the Steelers will draft a safety early in the upcoming draft.

    Should Pittsburgh decide to keep him for one more season, allowing a possible draft pick to understudy a future hall-of-famer, they could restructure his contract. Normally, team's don't restructure two year deals, but it would save some cap dollars without losing him in 2013. Should the team restructure $6.4 million of his $7.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, they could charge half ($3.2 million) to 2014, saving an equal amount in 2013. If Polamalu wants to play in 2014, the Steelers could offer him an extension without its own signing bonus, giving them extra years to spread restructured money across. An extension would allow the team to deal with a reduced dead money penalty in 2015, covering only money restructured out of 2013 and 2014.

    The third option is to do nothing, allow him to play out 2013 and make the same tough decision prior to 2014, only with half of the penalty when considering release or retirement. The Steelers will most likely wish to retain him somehow, because all of the remaining safeties on their roster fit the mold of Clark, more than they do Polamalu.
    First, Pittsburgh could release Polamalu - fear of injury or not - to clear some cap space in 2013, and all of his hit against 2014. His dead money would accelerate to a penalty of $5.775 million against 2013, but the Steelers would save $4,612,500 from his originally scheduled cap hit, while completely erasing his hit in 2014. The biggest problem with parting ways with Polamalu is the fact Pittsburgh doesn't have a definite replacement on the roster yet, leaving many to believe the Steelers will draft a safety early in the upcoming draft.

    Should Pittsburgh decide to keep him for one more season, allowing a possible draft pick to understudy a future hall-of-famer, they could restructure his contract. Normally, team's don't restructure two year deals, but it would save some cap dollars without losing him in 2013. Should the team restructure $6.4 million of his $7.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, they could charge half ($3.2 million) to 2014, saving an equal amount in 2013. If Polamalu wants to play in 2014, the Steelers could offer him an extension without its own signing bonus, giving them extra years to spread restructured money across. An extension would allow the team to deal with a reduced dead money penalty in 2015, covering only money restructured out of 2013 and 2014.

    The third option is to do nothing, allow him to play out 2013 and make the same tough decision prior to 2014, only with half of the penalty when considering release or retirement. The Steelers will most likely wish to retain him somehow, because all of the remaining safeties on their roster fit the mold of Clark, more than they do Polamalu.
    First, Pittsburgh could release Polamalu - fear of injury or not - to clear some cap space in 2013, and all of his hit against 2014. His dead money would accelerate to a penalty of $5.775 million against 2013, but the Steelers would save $4,612,500 from his originally scheduled cap hit, while completely erasing his hit in 2014. The biggest problem with parting ways with Polamalu is the fact Pittsburgh doesn't have a definite replacement on the roster yet, leaving many to believe the Steelers will draft a safety early in the upcoming draft.

    Should Pittsburgh decide to keep him for one more season, allowing a possible draft pick to understudy a future hall-of-famer, they could restructure his contract. Normally, team's don't restructure two year deals, but it would save some cap dollars without losing him in 2013. Should the team restructure $6.4 million of his $7.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, they could charge half ($3.2 million) to 2014, saving an equal amount in 2013. If Polamalu wants to play in 2014, the Steelers could offer him an extension without its own signing bonus, giving them extra years to spread restructured money across. An extension would allow the team to deal with a reduced dead money penalty in 2015, covering only money restructured out of 2013 and 2014.

    The third option is to do nothing, allow him to play out 2013 and make the same tough decision prior to 2014, only with half of the penalty when considering release or retirement. The Steelers will most likely wish to retain him somehow, because all of the remaining safeties on their roster fit the mold of Clark, more than they do Polamalu.

    ---Hmm! Hadn't figured on that one. So now we can add a possible Safety to the list of possible #1 picks. Okay, if there is an Andrew Luck type valued player at that position this year why not?

    Then if that does occur [which I doubt] I would take the Rollers option 2 for Troy and go from there.

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    Due to age & contract length- Chadman thinks both Polamalu & Clark will play out their deals as they are.

    Focosteeler has a guy in his mock that Chadman would like opinions of- Syracuse's SS Shamarko Thomas. Read that he's clocked at 4.39- which is Troy-like comming out of college. Watching tape, and he flies around the field. Anyone watch Syracuse much?
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    No way in hell Polamalu gets released.

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    No way in hell Polamalu gets released.
    Agree completely.

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    I think we will obviously see several re-structures for the guys that have more years left on their contracts, and maybe a semi-surprise cut such as Harrison. Boy, talk about becoming paper thin at OLB. I sure hope Woodley re-discovers his mojo and Worilds is ready to take the next step.

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