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AFC North Team by Team Offseason Transactions

Posted by Brad On August – 8 – 2011

"Team by team offseason transactions"

Baltimore Ravens

Signed RB Ricky Williams

Signed TE Kris Wilson

Cut FB Jason McKie

Signed S Bernard Pollard

Announced retirement of QB Marc Bulger

Signed C Casey Rabach

Signed FB Vonta Leach

Re-signed CB Chris Carr

Re-signed RB Jalen Parmele

Re-signed WR Marcus Smith

Cut NT Lamar Divens

Re-signed LB Prescott Burgess

Re-signed T/G Marshall Yanda

Cut RB Willis McGahee

Cut TE Todd Heap

Cut WR Derrick Mason

Cut NT Kelly Gregg

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The Steelers were one of many teams that needed to cut cap by Friday.  They were $8 million over the cap and looking to restructure deals as opposed to cutting players.

The Steelers had placed the franchise tag on OLB LaMarr Woodley which would have put Woodley’s 2011 cap number in the eight figures.  Now they have made Woodley the second highest paid Steeler in the history of the organization.  Second to QB Ben Roethlisberger’s 8-year, $102 million deal.

LaMarr Woodley has agreed to a 6-year, $61.5 million deal that will $18.1 million in the first year and $27 million over the first two years.

Woodley outpaced fellow Steeler OLB James Harrison who signed a 6-year, $51.7 million deal in 2009.

Woodley has 39 sacks in his four year career.  He drew some criticism recently about his comments to Baltimore Raven QB Joe Flacco.  Woodley stated that Flacco would never make it to a Super Bowl during his lifetime.  I guess this signing means the Ravens shouldn’t expect to be Super Bowl contenders at least until 2017.

Two AFC North Signings

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011

The Cinicinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with OLB Thomas Howard on a two-year, $6.5 million contract

Also, as expected the Pittsburgh Steelers re-sign OT Willie Colon to a five-year, $29 million contract

Ike Taylor Will Be Back in the Steel City

Posted by Brad On July – 27 – 2011

Ike Taylor will be back with the Steelers for his ninth season with the team.

Taylor has proven to be a solid contributor to the Steelers secondary.  He has started 91 games and picked off 11 passes in his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers were thin in the secondary with Ike Taylor and faced with losing him they wisely inked him to a deal (terms undisclosed) on Wednesday morning as reported by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Taylor was viewed as a second-tier CB on the market after the like of Nnamdi Asomugha and Jonathan Joseph were taken.  With the Taylor re-signing we may start to see some movement on the Jonathan Joseph front.

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