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    Haven't heard anything on KFFL yet about this but Im checking again, and espn now again too.

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    Yep here's the deal, holy **** he cashed in big time !!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2789401
    The Dolphins didn't want to wait for Joey Porter to make a five- to six-team NFL tour.

    While Porter, the former Steelers outside linebacker, was spending Monday trying to map out his trips to NFL teams, the Dolphins came in with an offer he couldn't refuse. Porter agreed to a five-year, $32 million contract that includes $20 million in guarantees.

    The Steelers released him a week ago because they didn't have plans to sign him after his contract ran out in 2007. With several key starters entering the final year of their contract, the Steelers had to be selective and Porter became a salary cap casualty.

    The minute he became a free agent, his phone was ringing. He had enough offers to visit most of the teams that run a 3-4 defense and few, including Cincinnati, that run a 4-3.

    Porter wanted to take the weekend to settle himself and find a new spot. On Monday, he started to put together a plan of trips. Then the Dolphins entered the picture and worked out a contract. Knowing he was one of the top defensive players available, Porter accepted a deal from the Dolphins before making his tour. He will play for a Dom Capers 3-4 defense in Miami.
    Playing for Dom Capers in the 34 scheme fits him perfectly. Capers was the original mastermind of the Zone blitz along with Lebeau. Good luck Buddy, we'll miss ya man !

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    Just heard on sirius that joey got his deal done
    He's gonna get 20 million gaurunteed
    So glad he didn't make it to cincy he was supposed to meet with them on wednesday !

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    Hell yes, he's out of the AFCN..I hope the Clowns, Bungals, and Ratbirds are pissed off

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    Wow! That's a lot of money for a dude that probably has at most 1 good year left assuming his knees hold up! At least he's going to get paid!

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    Well if you break it down, between the money he's getting in a signing bonus and then his yearly salary...if Joey makes it 4 out of the 5 years they'll have gotten their money's worth out of him. Im sure they made the contract as such that the final year saves them a bunch of cap room if he isn't there.

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    Can't wait to see us play the finn's this year !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLITZBURGH NATION View Post
    Can't wait to see us play the finn's this year !
    Yep...Joey will be coming back to Pittsburgh next year. Should be a fun game to watch!

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    If it's true then I do wish him luck! Better than a Raven or Bengal!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBG7 View Post
    Yep...Joey will be coming back to Pittsburgh next year. Should be a fun game to watch!
    I hope he get a warm welcome from the Steeler fans, I am pretty sure he will!
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