Steelers will pull their offer to Hightower if he leaves without signing. They don't want to be contract fodder for the P*ts.
Report: Steelers will pull offer to Hightower if he leaves without signing
Jack BrowneMar 14 2017, 17:36
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly playing hardball with free agent Don'ta Hightower.
The linebacker visited with the Steelers recently, and Pittsburgh told him they will pull its offer if he gets on the plane without signing, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhamwala reports.
The Steelers don't want to be used as leverage against the New England Patriots, adds NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
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Yes, we should've signed AJ Bouye to a ton of money. After all, he had one decent year after being nothing more than a sub-defender. Gilmore was decent, but not for $70 million. I'm happy they didn't give Dre Kirkpatrick $10+ million. He came onto the scene in the second half of last season, and was one of the biggest reasons we beat the bungholes at PBS last year. His four huge penalties, all in the fourth quarter, and then he got beat by Eli Rogers for the gw touchdown. Most of you guys have issues with AB and his dancing penalties, and he has yet to cost us a game. However, we should've went and threw the bank at Dre Kirkpatrick, who has lost the bungholes games with his garbage antics. Makes sense.
I understand the fine balance between "he's not worth that much" and doing something productive to improve the team. But the problem I have with the approach that so-and-so is worth only "x" dollars is that other teams are not working that way, and you pretty much guarantee getting nobody on the FA market except third-tier garbage.
If a Lexus costs $65,000, then you have to spend $65,000 to get a Lexus. That's the price. Buying a Cavalier for $10,000 and crowing about financial restraint is not the same thing.
Because you wind up owning a goddamn $10,000 Cavalier.
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
Ross Cockrell - DB - Steelers
DKPittsburghSports.com reports Steelers restricted free agent CB Ross Cockrell is drawing "plenty" of interest.
Reporter Mark Kaboly doesn't name any teams. Cockrell was somewhat surprisingly tendered at the original-round level, which is the fourth round in this instance. Teams might view that as a reasonable price for a player who has emerged as a decent No. 1 corner over the past two seasons.
It's possible the Steelers are prepared to match any offer Cockrell receives on the open market.
that's a coveted Cock
So, anyone know...did Hightower get on the plane???