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    The Steelers, the first NFL team to sign all of its rookies, opened training camp with a bang Monday by reaching a four-year contract extension with safety Troy Polamalu.

    Polamalu became the league's highest-paid safety by agreeing to a deal that pays him $33 million over the next five seasons, including 2007. The extension will keep Polamalu with the Steelers through the 2011 season and gives him a chance to get a new deal when he's in his early 30s.

    Polamalu was scheduled to become a free agent after the coming season. He will receive $15.375 million in both guarantees and roster bonuses.
    With Polamalu slated to make around $2.85 million this season, the extension to follow will net him slightly more than $30 million over the next four years. From the Steelers' standpoint, they will keep one of the best safeties and one of the best playmakers in the league under contract for $5.6 million until 2011.
    Re-signing Polamalu was one of the keys to the season. The fifth-year safety is ranked among the best at his position in football for range and play-making ability. In four seasons, he has 301 tackles and 10 interceptions, but few safeties do what Polamalu can do.
    He's a tireless runner. Often, Polamalu will run from his position to the line of scrimmage and then run all the way back to his safety spot to confuse quarterbacks. When the ball is in the air, few safeties can move as quickly as Polamalu to be in position to make a play.
    Polamalu, 26, was a first-round pick of the Steelers in 2003 and hasn't missed a game in four seasons. As a rookie, he quickly established himself as one of the best defensive players in the league.

    With Polamalu signed, the Steelers still have to decide what to do with linebacker Clark Haggans, right tackle Max Starks, guard Kendall Simmons and fullback Dan Krieders, starters whose contracts expire at the end of the season. Pittsburgh already has determined it will lose guard Alan Faneca, a Pro Bowl player waiting to cash in on a $7 million-a-year contract. Faneca is a free agent after this season.

  • #2
    Well, there goes our chances of getting a safety next year.


    RIP D-Will and Nash

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    • #3
      Originally posted by evendelae
      Well, there goes our chances of getting a safety next year.
      That is what the draft is for.




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      • #4
        Originally posted by bengaaaaals1688
        That is what the draft is for.
        And apparently there are no good safeties we have even the remotest shot at next year. Lets hope Fergy's knees can hold up a bit longer.


        RIP D-Will and Nash

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        • #5
          Originally posted by evendelae
          And apparently there are no good safeties we have even the remotest shot at next year. Lets hope Fergy's knees can hold up a bit longer.
          Maybe you guys will get lucky and get a sleeper. Though I wouldn't have minded you guys taking Polamalu out of Pitt.




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          • #6
            Originally posted by evendelae
            And apparently there are no good safeties we have even the remotest shot at next year.
            The draft is the way to go for the safety position. As for your comment, your only partly right, because Jonathan Hefney out of Tennessee would probably be within Denver's reach if they wanted him. He is a senior (so he will be in the draft barring any unforseen circumstance) and he has great coverage skills and range. However, his lack of ideal size (he is 5'9" 185 lbs.) is the reason why he could fall to us. He could be the next Bob Sanders though, he has that kind of knack for making plays.

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            • #7
              now that youre getting all this cash


              please oh please get a haircut already

              one would think this guy would of been able to afford a haircut by now
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              • #8
                THere is only a couple that can play dominant at the next leval. but there are possible safties next that could be a upgrade.

                Also Bob sanders is also at this time able to opt out of his contract and become a free agent next year.

                But i was seriously hopeing that we could have had a chance at himl, even though he probably would have been franchised anyhow
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by D3N7ER 8r0I\I<
                  The draft is the way to go for the safety position. As for your comment, your only partly right, because Jonathan Hefney out of Tennessee would probably be within Denver's reach if they wanted him. He is a senior (so he will be in the draft barring any unforseen circumstance) and he has great coverage skills and range. However, his lack of ideal size (he is 5'9" 185 lbs.) is the reason why he could fall to us. He could be the next Bob Sanders though, he has that kind of knack for making plays.
                  i dont like him in the first. remember folks there are maybe some darkhorses that could come on.
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                  • #10
                    The Colts might be hesistant to sign Bob Sanders to big money if he is one of those players who might only see the field 1/4 of the season.

                    My guess is they franchise him to let him show that he can stay healthy and to avoid that, Sanders will opt out and become a free agent, IMO.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lorcust
                      The Colts might be hesistant to sign Bob Sanders to big money if he is one of those players who might only see the field 1/4 of the season.

                      My guess is they franchise him to let him show that he can stay healthy and to avoid that, Sanders will opt out and become a free agent, IMO.
                      The Colts are not going to let Sanders just walk away. Besides Freeney, Sanders is just about the most valuable player on that defense. His presence on the field changed the defense.

                      Wishful thinking to think he will be anywhere but Indy.
                      "And we all know that stats don't mean anything if you don't have the wins to back them up"-ChampWJ

                      It's a good thing Jay Cutler was a proven winner in college. Oh wait, nevermind.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kmartin575
                        The Colts are not going to let Sanders just walk away. Besides Freeney, Sanders is just about the most valuable player on that defense. His presence on the field changed the defense.

                        Wishful thinking to think he will be anywhere but Indy.
                        Sanders is valuable yes, but the risk is in putting big money into someone who has only lasted a long time during a season once.

                        In that one season, he made the pro-bowl, and if he lasts more seasons, probably would make more.

                        The Colts already have expensive contracts invested in players like Manning, Freeney, Wayne etc and might see their money better suited elsewhere.

                        It's not like they have proven they can't win without him.

                        They are a better team with him, but if he asks for too much, like highest paid safety in the league money, he could see the door into the FA, IMO.
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                        • #13
                          After seeing the contract Freeny got, I think June was just the first of many for the Colts.

                          It usualy doesn't matter what caliber of players you get to replace the old ones. If you lose a large chunk of your defense, it's going to take a while for the team to gell. If Sanders plays well this year, the Colts will probably retain him, but it will have to come at the expense of the team's cohesion. If he does not, or get's injured, he may be cut loose.

                          Palamalu's contract does not suprise me, especialy with the Steelers new defensive scheme. It's going to be intresting to see how he reacts in his new role, but I think we are about to see an spike in safety salaries across the board.

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