IMO, this is interesting news if true.
If Pittsburgh is even in the same discussion as the Jets and Bucs, that signals to me that it isn't about Eugene grabbing the biggest deal thrown his way. If they're seriously in the mix, it has to be because he considers them a legit contender because there's no way the Steelers can be in the ballpark, dollars-wise, with those clubs.
Cut one Wilson to sign another and extend Starks which would reduce his '08 cap hit by 3 or 4 million. Those two moves would free up about 5 or 6 million total.
Then, figure out a way to make some cap room for the kiddies.
One reason I am skeptical that this happens though is Tomlin's statement not to expect any major FA moves...ruse? We'll see.
No shit, we cut Ced and re-do Max, we're in the mix.
For a team that's not really making any FA moves, we've had as many or more FAs in this year than over the past few. I thought we'd be much quieter...
Wilson in, possible; Madieu Williams, signed w/ Vikes; Mewelde Moore, signed; Gibril Wilson, signed w/ Raiders; Rex Hadnot, signed w/ Browns; Keyaron Fox, signed; I'm sure I missed a few, and that's not even counting rumors like Justin Smith.
OL, FS, and LB seem to be the guys they want to bolster without looking to the draft.