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Stlrs4Life
01-12-2008, 12:27 AM
Steelers | Team signs Boyd to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 13:00:45 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed TE Cody Boyd (Redskins) to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Steelers | Team signs Walker to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 13:00:01 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed WR Gerran Walker to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Steelers | Team signs Vincent to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:58:13 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed RB Justin Vincent (Falcons) to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steelers | Team signs Trucks to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:57:41 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed LB Anthony Trucks (Redskins) to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steelers | Team signs Lorello to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:54:43 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed FS Mike Lorello to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Steelers | Team sign Lentz to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:54:11 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed OL Matt Lentz to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Steelers | Team signs Bloom to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:53:32 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed WR Jeremy Bloom to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steelers | Team signs Baker to futures contract
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:53:05 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed WR Dallas Baker to a futures contract Friday, Jan. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Never heared of futures contracts. What are they?

BlitzburghRockCity
01-12-2008, 07:06 AM
Man I was really hoping Dallas Baker could turn out to be a late round gem for us but atleast he still made the team on the PS last year and who knows maybe he shows the coaches something this year.

floodcitygirl
01-12-2008, 11:41 AM
So what is a futures contract?

yinzer
01-12-2008, 12:48 PM
future contract???????

steelcityrockers
01-12-2008, 03:11 PM
That way they can keepm the players off the practice sqy=uad. A future contract is how they stop players from entering FA if I remember correctly.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-12-2008, 04:34 PM
Reserve/future contracts are contracts that are signed for the 2008 season, even though the upcoming season does not officially begin until March. Only players who were not on any NFL team’s active roster when the 2007 season ended are eligible for such signings; if they were under contract, then they would remain so until March.

That's the basics of it :redcool:

floodcitygirl
01-12-2008, 04:49 PM
That's the basics of it :redcool:Thank you.

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-12-2008, 04:56 PM
Great more training camp fodder

BlitzburghRockCity
01-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Man it sure would be nice to see some of these guys actually do something...

MDSteel15
01-13-2008, 12:16 PM
Would really like to see Baker excell and catch some TDs for us....

Stlrs4Life
01-13-2008, 08:54 PM
Was surprised about Dallas Baker not making the team myself.

DIESELMAN
01-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Add 2 more to the list:

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two players to their Reserve/Future List, the team announced today. Long snapper Jared Retkofsky and fullback Billy Latsko both signed with the Steelers and will be on the teamís offseason roster.

Retkofsky (6-5, 260) originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of TCU in 2007. He was in the Steelers training camp before being released. Retkofsky then spent one week on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad during the 2007 season.

Latsko (5-10, 233) was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida in 2007. He was released by the Panthers during training camp, but then signed to the teamís practice squad for most of the 2007 season.