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Real Deal Steel
01-13-2013, 02:32 PM
Per Rotoworld.com

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects the Steelers to release LG Willie Colon this offseason.
Although Colon blocked well when he wasn't being penalized in 2012, his season ended on injured reserve with recurring knee injuries and the Post-Gazette calls it Colon's "last straw" as a Steeler. The Steelers are expected to hand left guard to 2012 seventh-round pick Kelvin Beachum. Colon is owed a $5.5 million salary in 2013. His release would save $1.9 million under the cap.

Real Deal Steel
01-13-2013, 02:33 PM
nice. knocking 2 mil off of our salary cap deficit.

LatrobePA
01-13-2013, 02:39 PM
Good, fat slob! Wasted money!!!

NeilPatrickBanana
01-13-2013, 03:37 PM
it will be interesting to see if they release him before June 1... if they do, they take the cap penalty this year. it's a lot of dead money.

After June 1 would save a lot more this season in cap, but push the accelerated cap penalty onto the following year's cap (2014).

Zachintosh66
01-13-2013, 03:42 PM
now re-sign Foster or Starks...

personally Id like to see one of them return

Get7With7
01-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Is rotoworld basing this off of Bouchette's speculation? Or is there an actual team source?

Crash
01-13-2013, 03:53 PM
If Bouchette said he's getting cut he'll probably stay

NYCsteelersfan
01-13-2013, 03:55 PM
Good, fat slob! Wasted money!!!

Agreed. Good riddance.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-13-2013, 04:25 PM
now re-sign Foster or Starks...

personally Id like to see one of them return

I would love to see Starks resigned......But I think the team will roll with the young OT's.........

TarlsQtr
01-13-2013, 04:34 PM
I would love to see Starks resigned......But I think the team will roll with the young OT's.........

Agree on both counts.

coldrolled
01-13-2013, 04:39 PM
warmack or cooper comin

ChucktownSteeler
01-13-2013, 05:16 PM
Cut Colon and re-sign Starks.

jdehoff83
01-13-2013, 08:02 PM
thank god

Clevelandsux
01-13-2013, 10:20 PM
is this an official site? or speculation? i would love to see colon gone. big fat putz.

LatrobePA
01-13-2013, 10:36 PM
is this an official site? or speculation? i would love to see colon gone. big fat putz.

He said she said...

Mike Tomlin
01-14-2013, 12:45 AM
I like Colon's aggression on the field , but he is not a great guard or Tackle. Even before he started being injured every year he had just as many penalties as Kemo. It's really time to move on unless he decides to play for 2 dollars lol.

USMC607
01-14-2013, 10:04 AM
God Thank You.... Dude's a IR champ... And he was always good for a hold or false start every game

DBR96A
01-14-2013, 10:27 AM
I like Colon's aggression on the field , but he is not a great guard or Tackle. Even before he started being injured every year he had just as many penalties as Kemo. It's really time to move on unless he decides to play for 2 dollars lol.

Willie Colon was penalized as often as Chris Kemoeatu, but Kemoeatu's penalties were more severe. Colon typically got penalized for false starts, and occasionally for holding. Kemoeatu regularly got penalized for holding, and that was when he wasn't pile-jumping like an idiot. Beyond the penalties, Colon was a better blocker and more versatile. He was better off as a G all along, but he could play T if he needed to. All Kemoeatu could play was G. Colon was much more of an asset to the offense than Kemoeatu ever was. The only complaint I had was the penalties, and again, even his penalties weren't as bad as Kemoeatu's.

If Willie Colon is indeed gone, then I wish him well. It sucks when injuries sabotage a player's career.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Just let the man go, I know they'd only be saving just over 1 million in actual cap space but enough is enough with him. 3 years on IR and 29 million dollars wasted on a guy who missed 3/4 of the season twice and half of the season last year. You drafted 4 guys, high round, let them get in there and start. Depth clearly becomes an issue then but that's where you make sure you bring back Legursky and Foster.

You still have to draft some more depth or bring in a mid tier free agent but at least you'd have 5 good/potentially good starters and you have Legs and either Foster or Beachum along with Malecki to back them up.

cmerrifield
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
Maybe the Bears still want him, for a 5th?

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NeilPatrickBanana
01-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Just let the man go, I know they'd only be saving just over 1 million in actual cap space but enough is enough with him. 3 years on IR and 29 million dollars wasted on a guy who missed 3/4 of the season twice and half of the season last year. You drafted 4 guys, high round, let them get in there and start. Depth clearly becomes an issue then but that's where you make sure you bring back Legursky and Foster.

You still have to draft some more depth or bring in a mid tier free agent but at least you'd have 5 good/potentially good starters and you have Legs and either Foster or Beachum along with Malecki to back them up.

He played 1 regular season game in 2 years, before this past season... right?

K Train
01-15-2013, 11:45 AM
guard becomes a legit need once again....still wouldnt mind warmack in 1