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phinphan896
03-01-2007, 09:48 PM
pretty interesting

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-steelers-porter&prov=ap&type=lgns

Sean
03-01-2007, 09:54 PM
michael smiht said miami will get him cuz of capers

In_Flames
03-01-2007, 10:03 PM
michael smiht said miami will get him cuz of capers
and I for one hope he's right...:D

BAMAPHIN 22
03-01-2007, 10:25 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/03/060131_porter_vmed_4pwidec-1.jpg (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11118805/displaymode/1176/rstry/17404914/)
Joey Porter played eight seasons with the Steelers.



“It’s a business decision that was made,” Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said.

Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert said the salary cap was the reason Porter was cut.

Releasing Porter allows the Steelers to get under the NFL’s $109 million salary cap by Friday, when the free agent signing period begins.



“Releasing a player like Joey Porter, who has meant so much to this franchise and helped us win a Super Bowl championship, is not an easy thing to do,” Colbert said. “It’s definitely a salary cap-related issue where we needed some short-term relief. But we also had to factor in what our cap situation’s going to be in 2008 and 2009 and beyond. ... I’m sure Joey will attract a lot of interest (from other teams) very quickly.”


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17404914/

Roman529
03-01-2007, 10:31 PM
Joey runs his mouth too much.

playmaker1
03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
I don't mind him. He will get picked up quick. I can't believe the steelers didnt keep him. He wasen't costing them that much. And Tomlin is a D kind of guy. You'd think he'd want a guy like Porter to have as the center of the D

painnotpleasure
03-03-2007, 05:43 AM
It's been a few days and I still do not have a good understanding of why Pittsburgh released him. My only guess is for financial reasons but I had not heard about Pittsburgh asking him to restructure. No signs whatsoever of this coming, strange.