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Ike Taylor to return to Steelers

Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:05 am
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For those teams looking for a CB who was a talent level below Nnamdi Asomugha but also would be much less expensive, the multiple reports that have surfaced about free agent Ike Taylor re-signing with the Steelers for a four-year deal is not welcome news.

All along, we thought a team could get much better values in CBs like Taylor and Cincinnati’s Johnathan Joseph, rather than pay $18 million a year for Asomugha (who likely will have to take less than that anyway).

Instead, Taylor is now off the board and returns to a top-notch defense that includes LB James Harrison, LB LaMarr Woodley, DE Brett Keisel, S Troy Polamalu, etc.

He’s always been a good fit for the Steelers, and it’s no surprise that he returned (even if he is, by chance, making less money than he could get on the open market).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:46 am
 

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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Ike Taylor to return to Steelers

I would guess a good bit of it is guaranteed, but most isn't.  I.E. an $6 or $8 million signing bonus and then salary of $6 or $7 million per season?  Would average out to $8 + million per season most were speculating. 

If Taylor fades quickly after two years, they can probably release him with a manageable cap hit, so the length of the contract isn't all that bad.  I am sure Taylor gets more than half the money in year one (with signing bonus and first year salary), but the Steelers could release him after two years and shave $7 or $8 million a season the last two years (part of pro-rated bonus and the salaries remaining).

I guess will know more when the contract is signed and the numbers and how its dispersed is laid out.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 2:13 am
 

Ike Taylor to return to Steelers

This is very good news indeed, hope is true, and personally i would rather see a shorter contract, maybe 2-3 year contract rather than a 4 year contract. But all that is it may he is a Steeler through and through. Hope the Steelers get a few good FA's like Mario Harvey, and a safety or a nose tackle.



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:46 am
 

Ike Taylor to return to Steelers

Hopefully the Steelers got a discount on that four-year deal because i'm not really thrilled about them giving a 31-year old corner that long of a contract. I'd have much rather seen the team go after Richard Marshall since he is quite a big younger and I believe would have been cheaper. I can understand wanting Ike back over signing a guy such as Marshall or Carlos Rogers because Ike does know LeBeau's system extremely well and fits well in it as opposed to Marshall or Rogers who obviously would need quite a bit of time to adjust to it. My real hope is this doesn't handicap them from giving Woodley a long-term extension. He's the guy the team needs to bring back.


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