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    Pouncey extened for 5 more years ($44 million with $13 million signing bonus)

    Steelers extend Maurkice Pouncey by five years
    Posted by Mike Florio on June 12, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    At a time when Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has made no secret of his desire for a long-term contract, his twin brother has gotten one in Pittsburgh.

    Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth, according to a source with knowledge of the contract, a little over $44 million. Coupled with the remaining year of his rookie contract, Maurkice has a six-year, $48 million contract.

    The deal pays Maurkice a signing bonus of $13 million. That’s more than the signing bonus paid last week to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And that should help the agents for young franchise quarterbacks make the case that Kaepernick deal isn’t the beginning of a trend but an aberration.

    Thanks to non-guaranteed roster bonuses payable on the third day of the 2015 and 2016 league years, Pouncey will pocket $17.75 million by March of next year. He’ll have $23 million earned by March of 2016, and $26.5 million through the first three years.

    Amazingly, the new money exceeds the package paid earlier this year by the Browns to center Alex Mack. Mack had signed a five-year, $42 million offer sheet in Jacksonville, which the Browns matched. Maurkice Pouncey’s $44 million over five comes roughly nine months after tearing an ACL — and with a full year left on his rookie deal.

    In new money, he’s the highest paid center at $8.8 million per year. The total deal, with the final year of the existing contract, averages just over $8 million.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...by-five-years/

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    Great news. He will live up to the deal. Heyward is on deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Great news. He will live up to the deal. Heyward is on deck
    I agree, lets get Heyward signed now.

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    For comparison's sake, here is what we gave Antonio Brown two years ago: a six-year, $43.04 million contract, including an $8.5 million signing bonus and an additional $3.85 million "signing" bonus in the second year. If you consider how much a role inflation plays in NFL contracts over a 2 year period, it's a very similar deal. Teams get into trouble when they give blockbuster deals in which more than half the contract is fully guaranteed. Pouncey's signing bonus, like Brown's before him, is somewhat reasonable. If they live up to expectations, they will get handsomely paid, and both sides will be happy. If not, the signing bonus is not so overbearing to be a cap killer if either player isn't living up to their end of the bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Great news. He will live up to the deal. Heyward is on deck
    Since they picked up his 5th year option...They may decide to wait until the start of 2015. I think Cortez Allen should be on the Top of that list. The more pen to paper...The more Worilds scratches his chin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY View Post
    Since they picked up his 5th year option...They may decide to wait until the start of 2015. I think Cortez Allen should be on the Top of that list. The more pen to paper...The more Worilds scratches his chin.
    No problem with the signing, but I don't see the Cortez love affair here. He hasn't shown me anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    No problem with the signing, but I don't see the Cortez love affair here. He hasn't shown me anything yet.


    He has shown he is a solid CB with the arrow pointing up. It's about value right now. He is a FA at the end of the year & making 1.5 mil. This is one of those deals where you could save yourself 1 mil+ avg a year getting a deal done now. You get him at or South of Lewis 5/25...You do the deal. Get his year 1 in the 2.5 range & 6 mil SB. You don't want a CB with promise to play out his final year if you have nobody locked up opposite. Once they tagged Worilds & took the 5th year option with Heyward...I went #1Pouncey, #2 Allen, & Then #3 Worilds. Worilds is the only one on that list they DON"T have to get done if it doesn't work for the Steelers.



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    Thanks Steelers for extending the life of my Pouncey jersey!!!

    6 more years of Pouncey in the rotation at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY View Post

    He has shown he is a solid CB with the arrow pointing up. It's about value right now. He is a FA at the end of the year & making 1.5 mil. This is one of those deals where you could save yourself 1 mil+ avg a year getting a deal done now. You get him at or South of Lewis 5/25...You do the deal. Get his year 1 in the 2.5 range & 6 mil SB. You don't want a CB with promise to play out his final year if you have nobody locked up opposite. Once they tagged Worilds & took the 5th year option with Heyward...I went #1Pouncey, #2 Allen, & Then #3 Worilds. Worilds is the only one on that list they DON"T have to get done if it doesn't work for the Steelers.
    I agree - I'd try to lock up Allen now if I was the Steelers. On the flip side, if I'm Cortez Allen - do I bet on myself? Even a low level long-term deal leaves you set for life, but how much do you potentially leave on the table, weighed against the risk of injury.

    I wonder if he'd go for something like a 3 year, $12 million dollar deal. Gives him money now and lets him hit free agency at 28. Could be a win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    No problem with the signing, but I don't see the Cortez love affair here. He hasn't shown me anything yet.
    Cortez Allen leads all Steeler corners in takeaways in the time since he has been a Steeler.
    He has started a total of 10 games.

    During his only 3 starts in 2012, he created more turnovers than any single corner on this team has had TOTAL since the day Cortez was drafted.

    I am not suggesting we break the bank, but I offer an upper mid range starter deal which would be a huge raise for him. Worse case he is a capable starter. Upside possibility is that we might have a probowl caliber guy on the relative cheap locked up long term.

    Worse case if we don't sign him is that he DOES show he is worth way more than we can afford and walks. Or we are FORCED to pay him big bucks to keep him.

    We then have an ancient Ike on a STEEP decline and nothing beyond the host of late round picks and free agent cast offs we currently have. I know Lake talks these guys up, but you DONT wind up getting picked late or dumped from former teams because of anything GOOD about your game.

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