Steeler News: 8/2/2011
There is a lot of news coming out of Pittsburgh.
Some of the news of the day:
A young, talented WR is expected to miss some time.
A position change could be coming for a Steeler vet.
Could another ex-Steeler be returning?
Talks for a long term contract start for a Steeler LB.
Another Steeler adjusts his contract to make more salary cap room.
The Steelers add a vet TE.
And they add a veteran long snapper.
A former Steeler is heading to the UFL.
Emmanuel Sanders to Miss at Least 3 Weeks
After injuring his foot during the Super Bowl, Emmanuel Sanders underwent two different surgeries during the offseason.
After experiencing discomfort during the first few practices, Sanders will miss at least three weeks due to the foot injury.
Sanders is now wearing a protective boot and using crutches to get around
Colon to Guard?
Steelers beat writer Gerry Dulac is reporting that the Steelers are very seriously considering moving recently resigned OL Willie Colon to guard.
I assume that this long rumored move may finally be happening due to Colon's possible lack of mobility resulting from the achilles tendon injury that caused him to miss the 2010 season.
Flozell Adams Returning to the Black & Gold?
According to Gerry Dulac, as part of moving Willie Colon to RG, the Steelers would bring back Flozell Adams.
Dulac also stated that Adams is more likely to come back to the Steelers than Max Starks.
Woodley and Steelers in Contract Talks
LaMarr Woodley stated on a social network site that he and the Pittsburgh Steelers are in discussions about a long term contract.
Woodley had the franchise tag placed on him in February by the Steelers and is due to make $10 million this season.
Kemoeatu Latest to Help Steelers with Cap Issue
LG Chris Kemoeatu who signed a 5 year, $20 million deal in 2009 has become the latest Steeler to restructure his deal in order to help the Steelers get under the salary cap without cutting any more veteran players.
Other players that have also restructured their deals so far include Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison and Brett Keisel.
Vet TE John Gilmore Signs
Greg Warren Signs 2-Year Deal
Veteran long snapper Greg Warren has re-signed with the Steelers for 2 years.
Warren signed with the Steelers in 2005 as an undrafted free agent.
'Fast' Willie Parker Sprints to the UFL
Former Pittsburgh Steeler RB Willie Parker announced on his Facebook account today that he would be playing in the UFL this season with hopes of returning to the NFL.
Parker made known his desire to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers on his Facebook and Twitter accounts during the offseason.
Parker will be playing for the Virginia Destroyers.