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    Colon signs 5 yrs $29 Million with Steelers, Jonathan Scott also signed.

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    Colon turns down extra $3 million to stay with Steelers

    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Before he could jump in the shower and head to Latrobe, offensive tackle Willie Colon was jumping for joy after agreeing to a five-year contract with the Steelers for $29 million this evening.

    "I'm happy ... I could not see leaving," Colon said. "My happiness is in that room and with coach [Sean] Kugler.''

    That room would be the one where line coach Sean Kugler gathers together his players for meetings, and they will be rejoined by another key member. Jonathan Scott, who started at left tackle after Max Starks' neck injury last November, also came to terms with the team this evening on a two-year contract.

    Colon, who missed last season with an achilles injury after starting the previous three years at right tackle, said he accepted $3 million less over the life of the contract from the Steelers than what the Chicago Bears had offered him to join them.
    "I know what I got in that room and on that team," Colon explained. "My happiness means more to me."

    It remains to be seen what now will become of 36-year-old tackle Flozell Adams, who reported to training camp on time. He has a $5 million salary and the Steelers would like to reduce that. Adams signed last summer and took over at right tackle for Colon, whose achilles was ruptured in June. Colon likely will be returned to start at right tackle.

    At 36, it's doubtful the Steelers would move Adams to left tackle.


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    I am sure that we will find out that Ben has restructured his contract to make sure this happened.
    Why wouldn't he? Willie is one of his best football friends...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCurtainYinzer View Post
    I am sure that we will find out that Ben has restructured his contract to make sure this happened.
    Why wouldn't he? Willie is one of his best football friends...
    Hard to argue with that fact...

    Ultimately I think the FO looked at the neck problems of Max and the fact he reportedly was at or near 400lbs and decided Willie, with an achilles injury was a much better risk.


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    That actually isn't a bad contract. I haven't been overly impressed by him, but I can deal with that kind of money. Now, does the team also resign Flo and move Colon in to guard? I don't think he is left tackle material, so I am figuring RT and RG are where he'll be stationed.

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    Steelers | Willie Colon agrees to five-year deal
    Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:33:39 -0700

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed on terms to re-sign OL Willie Colon. He will receive a five-year, $29 million deal.


    Steelers | Jonathan Scott agrees to terms
    Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:01:11 -0700

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Jonathan Scott (Steelers) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.



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    Ok....still a big hole at LT.....I guess I have to live with Colon at RT

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    im saying they redo flos contract and try colon at guard....i think it happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    im saying they redo flos contract and try colon at guard....i think it happens
    We have been talking about Colon switching to OG for years now....I'm not holding my breath.....I give it 15% Colon starts at RG this year....I'm not happy about him resigning but I hope he stays healthy and holds the fort down at RT......Who is going to start at LT is the big question now? Jon Scott is terrible........

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