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These players have a 75 percent chance or better of playing in different cities next season.
Tantalizing is a good word to describe him. He's been excellent when he's been on the field for Pittsburgh, but he can't stay there because he's never healthy anymore. The Steelers might be upgrading their quarterback depth this offseason. Bringing back Leftwich, who will be more expensive than the older Charlie Batch, doesn't make a ton of sense.
I've been wrong about him before. He plays a valuable role in the team's offense, but they didn't miss him when he was hurt. They have a lot of younger pieces in the running back department too (Baron Batch and Jonathan Dwyer chief among them, with John Clay also in the mix). Moore doesn't have a ton of upside at his age.
Unless he wants to take a veteran minimum deal and be a full-time backup and tutor, I don't see him coming back. The Steelers have precious little money to spend and few roster spots for new, young impact players. They badly need to get younger defensively. Smith doesn't do that for them at all.
Until the team restructured Willie Colon's deal and moved Marcus Gilbert to left tackle, I had Starks around the 50-50 mark. ACL injuries are bad news. Combine that with the recent reshuffling, and I don't think Starks fits anymore. He saved the team last year, but this time he just may not be in the plans.
He was a nice piece in 2011, providing a nice safety valve for Ben Roethlisberger and proving he's a great possession guy. Unfortunately, while the Steelers would love to keep him, I don't see him fitting into their salary restrictions. He's going to want a bigger role too, so he will likely head somewhere new.