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SMadison29
03-09-2004, 01:28 AM
Pretty surprising news.

Steelers Closing In On Deal
by Jim Wexell of SteelCitySports.com, March 8, 2004 at 8:20pm ET

Duce Staley Profile

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers appear to be closing in on coming to a contract agreement with former Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley.

The Steelers negotiated with Staley, a 29-year-old running back, into the evening before he left at 7:30 p.m. with director of football operations Kevin Colbert.

When asked if the two had come to an agreement, Staley said: "That's what we're trying to get done tonight, or in the wee hours."

The 5-11, 220-pounder played for the Eagles the last seven seasons and accumulated 4,807 yards on 1,200 carries (4.0 avg.). Staley also caught 275 career passes for 2,498 yards.

Last season, Staley held out of training camp in an attempt to renegotiate the final year of his contract. Upon his return, Staley found himself in a three-man rotation with Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter and gained only 463 yards on 96 carries. Staley also caught 36 passes last season.

Bl¡tz Inc
03-09-2004, 02:39 AM
I don't think this is suprising. Duce just wants a big signing bonus.

SMadison29
03-09-2004, 03:18 AM
I think it's surprised that it's the Steelers. He's not their type of RB.

Bl¡tz Inc
03-09-2004, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by SMadison29
I think it's surprised that it's the Steelers. He's not their type of RB.
Why, because he doesn't suck :confused:

SMadison29
03-09-2004, 10:39 AM
They usually go for the big bruising type. You know Barry Foster, Bam Morris, Jerome Bettis, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala. They already have a smallish type back in Zereoue & they are rumored to be in love with Steven Jackson in the first our Greg Jones in the second or third.

iceblizzard69
03-09-2004, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by SMadison29
They usually go for the big bruising type. You know Barry Foster, Bam Morris, Jerome Bettis, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala. They already have a smallish type back in Zereoue & they are rumored to be in love with Steven Jackson in the first our Greg Jones in the second or third.

I heard that the Steelers were going to release Zereoue if they sign Staley.

Staley could be a pretty good addition to Pittsburgh's offense. He isn't a great back but he is definitely good enough to start, and he can catch the ball pretty well.

Bl¡tz Inc
03-09-2004, 02:44 PM
I heard they are going to release Amos regardless of Free Agency.

But anyhoo, Duce done left Pitt. without a contract and is on his way to the land of inflated signing bonuses (Detroit) :o

SMadison29
03-09-2004, 09:26 PM
It's a done deal.

Steelers | Staley Signs - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 9 Mar 2004 17:08:14 -0800

ESPNews reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent RB Duce Staley (Eagles). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bl¡tz Inc
03-10-2004, 12:27 AM
5 years - 14 million (4 million in SB)