I would be surprised to see the Steelers get into a bidding war, but if they want to make a big splash and sign Verner, they could release Ike Taylor outright, which would free up the cash to do it easily.


I still wish that they had went after Keenan Lewis harder last year. Maybe he didn't want to be here, or maybe there was something behind the scenes, but I suspect that Verner will cost a lot more than Lewis.

Lewis, Ike and Cortez would have been a nice top 3, with Lewis/Allen a fine starting tandem when Ike goes.