Steelers Tag Starks Again
For the second year in a row the Steelers slap Max Starks with a tag. Last season it was a transitional tag which required that he be paid the average ($6.9M) of the league top 10 offensive lineman salaries. If he were to sign with another team, the Steelers could match the offer or receive a first rounder (thereabouts) in compensation.
This year Starks was designated the franchise player. As a result he will be paid the average ($8.45M) of the top 5 and the Steelers, should he sign elsewhere, would receive two first rounders.
The line might be looking thin, but I say, sign away, Max!
Bigfoot to the Buccaneers?
Derek Anderson could be shipped to the Buccaneers. The Browns need to move that large contract and Quinn wouldn’t have another QB waiting to trip him as he walks by the stairs.
Cowboys Targeting Charlie?
Announcers on the Dallas ESPN radio affiliate speculated that Charlie Batch would make a nice backup for Tony Romo. Good luck prying him away from the Steelers, Jerry. Sorry, no link but I heard it and you can trust me.
Albert Haynesworth Will Seek Free Agent Offers
More power to him. Here’s to hoping he ends up in the NFC.