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    Essex offered a contract?

    Fort Wayne Native Essex May Get New NFL Home
    By Dean Pantazi

    Story Published: Feb 16, 2009 at 11:51 PM EST

    (Fort Wayne) - Harding grad Trai Essex is thrilled with two Super Bowl titles as a four year veteran with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    But that won't stop the offensive lineman from seeking a team where he can get more playing time.

    Essex's agent has already received a contract offer from the Steelers for the free agent lineman, but Essex said Monday prior to speaking to school kids with the Fort Wayne Community School Study Connection program that if he has to go somewhere else to get to play more, he will,

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    Hey Trai if you want more playing then beat somebody out for a job...lol I just find it funny that since the Steelers reached for Essex with a third round pick back in the 2005 draft he still hasn't beaten somebody out along the OL......He was drafted as an OT but he has learned the OG positions while his time here with the Steelers.......If Essex wants to play elsewhere then so be it......He is a career backup that maybe can spot start at best.....

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    I had such high hopes for him when Pitt drafted him and he played LT against Indy and he struggled, as I expected... He never played any better than that.. Guess a OL in the draft is forthcoming...

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    What makes him think that he would be a starter on another team. Our O-line weren't exactly top notch this year and he couldn't nail down a starting spot. Guys like this have to make you wonder sometimes. Pittsburgh is probably one of the most opportune teams in the league for a lineman. Geez

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    Well, he had a real bad day last season in the playoffs vs the Jags, he ws responsible for that missed block on that 3rd down play.

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    with no game reps its near impossible for a tackle to come off the bench and line up against freeney or most NFl defensive ends. i really dont think he was ever given a fair chance since day one. i have no doubt that he could have beaten simmons out of a job if given the opportunity....i blame cowher for ruining him, hes not a LT in this league but he could be a beast of a guard

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    I was thinking that since the Steelers are a deep team they usually end up cutting a lot of the lower round draft picks. Any possibility they perhaps trade say 3, 4, 5 round picks to move up in first and/or second rounds in an effort to get two quality starters. Hopefully a tackle and center. What do ya think?

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    even though our center was the best player on the line you still want to move up and draft one? theres bigger needs

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    Well my point is more to move up and get 2 guys that can start right away or very soon... I just don't think our roster can be cracked by 4-7 rounders very easily if at all. How about 1 Guard and 1 Tackle? Or the 2 best available between a DE, OT, OG while moving up in the second round!

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    It's amazing what a SB win can do to the pyche, even if you were not a starter. If he wants to leave, C-YA!!

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