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Wallace in 2012 – Brown and Sanders to be the Next WR’s to Hold Out?

The spring holdout of Mike Wallace could be nothing compared to the potential absences at wide receiver a year from now when both Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders find themselves in the same situation as restricted free agents.

Wallace may be paving the way for the duo in his struggles to negotiate a long-term contract with the Steelers above the $ 2.74 million one-year contract tender he has declined to sign. Indeed, Brown said he is taking notes and learning from Wallace’s actions, and he has come to a conclusion.

“Whatever the case may be, I plan on being here,” Brown said Thursday as the Steelers hit the halfway point of their spring practices with two more weeks to go.

“It’s definitely a learning process for me, being that I could be faced with the same circumstances next year,” said Brown, a sixth-round pick in ’10 from Central Michigan. “I tend to learn from it, take notes.”

Sanders was projected to be the better of the two by virtue of his third-round selection by the Steelers in ’10. He had a more productive rookie season than Brown with 28 receptions (16 for Brown) for 376 yards (167).

Injuries, though, cut deeply into Sanders’ playing time last season, starting with surgeries on both feet more than a year ago. Another foot surgery was needed in training camp, and then knee surgery followed during the season.

“Having a great start in the National Football League on the right foot and having a great season and then coming back and having the injury bug my sophomore year was definitely frustrating,” Sanders said.

“I definitely had a good game,” Sanders said of the playoff loss. “I still had fluid in my knee, my foot wasn’t all the way there. I don’t know if that was the real me. I was fortunate to have a great game, got a lot of attempts at making plays. Now that I’m 100 percent healthy, hopefully, when the season comes, I can continue where I left off in Denver.”

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Hold Off Judging Jonathan Dwyer Until He Arrives At Training Camp

One of the concerns of Steeler Nation that seems to be surfacing coming out the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session this week is the weight of third year running back Jonathan Dwyer. His weight has been a concern of Steelers General Manger Kevin Colbert as well, who said back in late February on SiriusXM NFL Radio, “He’s a big guy and you know sometimes he’s a little too big quite honestly. He has to keep his weight in check, but he’s 245 to 255 and he can run.”

Dwyer participated in the first two days of the OTA session this week and was excused Thursday so that he could attend his brother’s Read more […]

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Steelers hold onto Charlie Batch

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The Steelers brought back one of Ben Roethlisberger’s backups on Monday when they re-signed Charlie Batch to a one-year deal. The team made the announcement on Monday afternoon. It will be Batch’s 11th year in Pittsburgh, which is the second-longest current tenure of any quarterback with the same team after Tom Brady in New England…

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Steelers Still Hold Strong Leverage With Mike Wallace

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The franchise tag deadline came and went on Monday and as expected the Pittsburgh Steelers did not use the franchise tag on restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. Instead Wallace will be tendered at the first round level of around $ 2.74 million.

For starters, the Steelers did not have the cap room available to place the near $ 9.5 million franchise tag on Wallace even after all of the restructures and recent terminations this offseason. Even if they had cleared more room to accommodate that amount, they would have lost the upper hand in the negotiations of getting a new deal done as Read more […]

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Steelers manage to hold off Chiefs on road

After grinding out a 13-9 win over the Chiefs, the Steelers are tied with New England and Baltimore for the best record in the AFC.
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