While most of Steelers Nation was rivited to their internet browsers, despirate for some news on the Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault case, the Steelers did something they've rarely done -- make free agency headlines.
And one of those headlines is: "You can come home again."
At least if you were the second round pick in the 2002 draft. That’s what happened yesterday as the Pittsburgh Steelers, long notable for the sound of their silence in free agency, resigned Antwaan Randle El, who was released by the Redskins last week.
But they didn’t stop there.
Also joining the team is San Francisco 49ers backup wide receiver Arnez Battle, who was recommended to the Steelers by new special teams coach Al Everest. It is not known if Battle was brought into to provide depth at wide receiver or to bolster special teams.
The Steelers also signed Will Allen, a career backup safety from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike Tomlin knows Allen from his time as secondary coach in Tampa Bay.
But the Steelers weren’t done yet. They also signed Jonathan Scott, an offensive tackle for the Bills. Scott has been a back up for most of his career, but he started 8 games last year, and has started 14 games in his 4 NFL seasons.
Bye, Bye Limas Sweed, Tony Hills, Tryonne Carter, and Stefan Logan?
While these moves come as somewhat of a surprise they could mean that Limas Sweed, Tony Hills, Tryonne Carter, and Sefan Logan’s careears as Steelers are over.
Steel Curtain Rising will have more to say on that later.
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Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....