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Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st118.2 (11th)306.7 (2nd)
Defense18th103.6 (11th)252.9 (25th)

Steelers report: Strategy and personnel

The Sports Xchange
 
Strategy and personnel · Notes, quotes · Inside slant
 

MEDICAL WATCH
WR Hines Ward, who strained a hamstring in the first minicamp practice April 30, has not practiced since then, mostly as a precaution.

FRANCHISE PLAYER
PK Jeff Reed (tendered at $2.814M); signed tender April 13.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--LB Rocky Boiman was a late edition to try to save their drowning special teams. He's not likely to return.

--SS Tyrone Carter won't get a contract from the Steelers again unless he finds nothing from anywhere else.

--DE Travis Kirschke, although he turns 36 this year, has been dependable and could re-sign if he does not go elsewhere, especially if they get nothing at the position in the draft.

--CB Deshea Townsend thinks he can still start in the league and the Steelers have no plans for him to do that. If he finds nothing of his liking in free agency, they will offer him a contract to return.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

--RB Carey Davis (not tendered as RFA).

--OG Darnell Stapleton (not tendered as RFA) was their starting right guard until an injury put him on injured reserve.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year): None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--LB Patrick Bailey: ERFA; terms unknown.

--QB Charlie Batch: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--FS Ryan Clark: UFA; $14M/4 yrs, $3M SB.

--DE Nick Eason: UFA; 1 yr.

--NT Casey Hampton: Potential UFA; $21.3M/3 yrs, $11M guaranteed/$6.5M SB.

--*OT Willie Colon: RFA; (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation); $2.521M/1 yr.

--CB William Gay: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fifth-round pick as compensation); $1.101M/1 yr.

--PK Jeff Reed: Franchise FA: $2.814M/1 yr.

--P Daniel Sepulveda: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.101M/1 yr.

--TE Matt Spaeth: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fifth-round pick as compensation); $1.101M/1 yr.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--S Will Allen: UFA Buccaneers; $4.4M/3 yrs, $950,000 SB.

--WR Arnaz Battle: UFA 49ers; $3.975/3 yrs, $975,000 SB.

--LB Derrick Doggett: CFL FA; terms unknown.

--LB Larry Foote: UFA Lions; $9.3M/3 yrs, $1.8M SB.

--QB Byron Leftwich (trade Buccaneers).

--CB Bryant McFadden (trade Cardinals).

--WR Antwaan Randle El: FA Redskins; $7M/3 yrs, $900,000 SB.

--OT Jonathan Scott: Not tendered as RFA by Bills; $545,000/1 yr.

PLAYERS LOST

--WR Joey Galloway: UFA Redskins; terms unknown.

--WR Santonio Holmes (traded Jets).

--RB Willie Parker: UFA Redskins; 1 yr, terms unknown.

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