The Steelers apparently aren’t in a rush to sign strong safety Troy Polamalu and Lawrence Timmons to long-term deals
Director of football operations Kevin Colbert said on TribLive Radio that the team will take a deliberate approach toward future contract negotiations after signing outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley to a six-year, $61.5 million contract.
“I don’t know what the next step is,” Colbert said, “if there is a next step.”
The Steelers have roughly a month to sign Polamalu and Timmons to long-term deals since they don’t engage in negotiations once the regular season starts.
Colbert told TribLive Radio that the Steelers knew they were going to have to shed salary since they would have been over the cap last season had there been one.
He said offensive tackles Flozell Adams and Max Starks and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El were told when they were released that the Steelers might try to bring them back at some point.
“Those were difficult cuts,” Colbert said, “but they were unavoidable.”
– Scott Brown