That statement is completely false. The Steelers just recently made Troy Polumalu the highest paid safety in the league. At seasons end last year the Steelers were one of the teams closest to the salary cap. How can a team with some of the least amount of wiggle room under the cap still garner comments about being cheap? The Steelers spread their wealth out more than some other teams, that is true. Cheap they are not! Perhaps if Faneca had gone about his business and quietly negotiated he might be closer to a deal than he is. Or perhaps the Steelers don't feel a guard is worth that kind of capital regardless of how good he is. You gotta remember that ALL teams must let good players go, not just the Steelers. Teams must juggle their star players contracts to stay competitive yet still allow room for the growth of their new players developement. Can't keep em all!