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Thread: The Pittsburgh Steelers have Expressed Interest in CFL OL Jovan Olafioye

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    I would hate to see another Korey Stringer type situation, but if the medical staff is comfortable, it can't hurt to give him a look. I would rather go into the season with some option other than Beachum to backup/compete with Adams and Gilbert.

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    Sounds like a no brainer to me. These are the kind of players we need to add some depth and competition. Even if he pushes Mike Adams to get better, I'd be all for it.
    1 Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
    2 Stephen Tuitt DE Notre Dame
    3c Keith McGill CB Utah
    4 Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5 Jordan Zumwalt ILB UCLA
    5c Anton Exum S Va Tech
    6 Trey Millard FB/TE Oklahoma
    7 Cody Latimer WR Indiana
    7c DeAnthony Thomas RB Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Sounds like a no brainer to me. These are the kind of players we need to add some depth and competition. Even if he pushes Mike Adams to get better, I'd be all for it.
    +1 These are the types of moves we need to make as long as it is fiscally sound.
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    Looks like he's not willing to jump from the CFL to the NFL for a league minimum salary:

    The Baltimore Ravens recently gave him the parameters of an offer that Olafioye said “wasn’t even in the ballpark of what I was thinking of getting.”


    1.15 WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
    2.46 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
    3.97c ILB Shayne Skov, Stanford
    4.118 CB Philip Gaines, Rice
    5.157 OT James Hurst, North Carolina
    5.173c RB Jerrick McKinnon, Georgia Southern
    6.192 CB Walt Aikens, Liberty
    6.215c DE Deandre Coleman, California
    7.230 NT Zack Kerr, Delaware

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Looks like he's not willing to jump from the CFL to the NFL for a league minimum salary:
    What's the CFL pay these days? According to this he should find NFL minimum salary very acceptable.

    http://www.ehow.com/info_7916967_ave...fl-player.html

    Their rookies make a mere $30k. That is loco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Looks like he's not willing to jump from the CFL to the NFL for a league minimum salary:
    Who the heck is this guy's agent. He must be stupid, unless he is making more than that in the CFL. This is very possible as he is considered the best tackle in the CFL (For whatever that's worth).
    Here comes the BOOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Who the heck is this guy's agent. He must be stupid, unless he is making more than that in the CFL. This is very possible as he is considered the best tackle in the CFL (For whatever that's worth).
    Apparently he thinks he is worthy of making decent OT NFL $, because he can't be comparing to what he makes in the CFL - they don't make peanuts up there. Can he be making much more than $50k at this point? Making $500k would be like a dream for this dude. And, would he pass a physical this time around? He is only 25, 6-6, 325 lbs. I still say its much ado about nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    I still say its much ado about nothing.
    It doesn't matter what you say jabroni!
    Here comes the BOOM!

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    Some numbers I found. If these numbers are remotely true, getting the NFL minimum would be about a 275% salary increase. Why wouldn't he take a 1 or 2 year deal and if he's as great as he thinks; the big money will be there. Wonder how much more than the minimum he's looking to get.

    In 2010, the league's team salary cap was $4.2 million Canadian. In 2012 it was 4.35 million canadian.
    Starters and CFL superstars may expect to usually earn between $60,000 and $120,000 Canadian



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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    It doesn't matter what you say jabroni!
    Ad hominem attacks are not permitted on this board, according to board rules.

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