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2015 Steelers Free Agency News and Rumors

All news, rumors and notes surrounding the Steelers' moves in free agency, including signings, meetings, visits and more.

Steelers tender three RFAs

Fullback Will Johnson, cornerback Antwon Blake and safety Robert Golden all have been tendered at their original round level, or around $1.4 million, for 2015.

Steelers release Brett Keisel

The Steelers career of Brett Keisel has ended after 12 seasons with the team.

Steelers sign TE Matt Spaeth

The Steelers retain their third round draft pick from 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Moats gets 3-year, $7.5 million deal from Steelers

It appears as if the Steelers have found their left outside linebacker for 2015. He'll get $7.5 million over the three-year deal.

GM Kevin Colbert has no update on Polamalu

No news is no news as the Steelers appear to be waiting on Polamalu to decide whether he wishes to continue with his NFL career.

McPhee to sign with Chicago, Worilds value spikes

Pass rushers are quickly falling out of consideration a little more than a day before the start of free agency.

Free Agency: All is quiet on the South Side front

The Steelers have successfully avoided headlines so far in the league's legal tampering period. There's really only one bit of news fans should expect to read today.

Fred Jackson a solid back-up for Le'Veon Bell

The Bills signed LeSean McCoy and may be interested in Jets RB Bilal Powell should he get out of New York and into free agency. That would likely spell the end of Jackson's tenure in Buffalo.

Ike Taylor admits he's finished in Pittsburgh

Reminiscent to the same message safety Ryan Clark gave in 2014, Ike Taylor, on the eve of free agency, admits he isn't coming back to Pittsburgh.

Update: Torrey Smith leaving Ravens

If the 49ers feel it's time to move on from Michael Crabtree, the Ravens may lose their second-leading receiver from 2014. Torrey Smith is reportedly in talks with the 49ers.

Titans interested in OLB Jason Worilds

Signing with the Titans would re-unite Worilds with the only defensive coordinator he's played for in his five years in the NFL.

Plan B in case Brice McCain signs elsewhere

The Eagles may be interested in McCain, largely because it seems they're interested in every free agent. But the Steelers would need to enact their back-up plan - whatever that may be - if McCain signs elsewhere next week.

Dolphins to double Wallace deal in offer to Suh

Just a few weeks ago, Miami allegedly sought trade partners for the prize of the 2013 free agency class, WR Mike Wallace. They're about to double that deal to bring in Ndamukong Suh.

Shady's deal could set future market for Bell

Steelers third-year running back Le'Veon Bell may be facing a suspension, but that won't avert his attention from the mega-deal reportedly being given to Bills RB LeSean McCoy. Bell may have his eyes on that kind of deal this time next year.

Tajh Boyd provides an element Landry Jones doesn't

Boyd is still getting credit for an excellent college career. His pre-pro stats got Landry Jones a decent as well. Perhaps it's still time for a change in regards to the team's third-string quarterback.

Roy Helu makes sense for Steelers in free agency

Helu would have an opportunity to show his ability as a featured running back during the impending suspension of Le'Veon Bell, and he would still serve as a solid receiving option after that.

Eagle eyes on Jason Worilds

The free agent linebacker has reportedly generated serious interest from the Steeler' intrastate rival.

Trent Cole an intriguing FA option for Steelers

The veteran was released from the Eagles Tuesday, allowing him a head start in free agency. The Steelers could sign the 32-year-old Cole, who should receive a healthy amount of attention as an outside linebacker as well as a defensive end.

Eagles release Williams, enter CB market

When the Eagles cut ties with CB Cary Williams, they potentially set the wheels in motion for more significant, wide-ranging circumstances.

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McCoy to Buffalo, Alonso to Philadelphia in blockbuster trade

The blockbuster deal comes just a week before the start of free agency. Alonso reunites with his college coach, Chip Kelly, and McCoy looks to be the primary weapon in Chan Gailey's offense under head coach Rex Ryan. Brian Galiford of Buffalo Rumblings described the transaction simply, "The Buffalo Bills have a star running back again. It cost them a potentially elite young linebacker to get one." Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation suggested it was a sell-early mentality. There had been some speculation that McCoy not return to the Eagles this offseason. His 2015 cap hit is scheduled to be nearly $12 million. It seemed like the Eagles may have wanted McCoy to restructure his deal, but recent reports indicated Philadelphia had not reached out to McCoy. And now we know why."

Bill Polian considers Worilds, McCain "C-level"

The Hall of Fame GM graded out the 2015 free agent class, slapping two of the Steelers' notable free agents with interesting grades.

Pats won't pick up option on Darrelle Revis

The Steelers would benefit greatly with the addition of the Alaquippa, Pa., product, but it's just too dreamy of a dream.

Jason Worilds avoids tag, will become free agent

The move was expected, and the contract offers fielded by Worilds could mean his time in Pittsburgh is up.

NFL team-by-team roster cuts: updated 3/3

Tracking all cuts made in the NFL in the early portion of the offseason.

Andre Johnson wants out, can Steelers land him?

Perhaps it's better to frame it as "should they make it happen?"

Steelers begin releases, Moats still waiting

The Steelers got started with the release portion of the offseason schedule Monday, while pending free agent Arthur Moats continues to wait for an offer.

Lance Moore is gone, so who replaces him?

There are lots of wide receivers on the free agency market, but the Steelers are looking for the right combination of experience and leadership as they will sift through veteran candidates to replace Lance Moore.

Steelers release WR Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue preparing for free agency to start by making roster moves, and the most recent is the release of WR Lance Moore.

5 things to know now that tag deadline has passed

The moves don't impact the Steelers directly, but the bar gets set a little higher at a few positions of interest for Pittsburgh in the coming years.

Houston gets tagged, what it means for Worilds

The Chiefs will retain OLB Justin Houston with the franchise tag. With one less competitor on the open market, Jason Worilds may see an uptick in demand for his services

A few cornerback prospects for free agency

It's not the most talented cornerback market ever, but there are some good bargains to be had this year, some costing a little less than others.

Jets set to move on from Willie Colon

The ex-Steelers guard spent the last two seasons with the Jets, and he'll reach free agency March 10.

Raiders cut LaMarr Woodley

The move isn't a surprise. Woodley looked to be a shell of his former self in Oakland, and if he's offered a contract in 2015, it will be for the league minimum.

Will the Steelers make a splash in free agency?

The Steelers will stand roughly $10 million under the salary cap when a restructured contract for Maurkice Pouncey is finalized. An agent expressed curiosity at why those moves were made, if not to make a run in free agency.

Cut candidates for the Steelers in 2015

The Steelers are at roughly $10 million under the cap, and have the ability to go lower than that. Here's a rundown of players who have cut-friendly contracts heading into 2015.

Wallace wants to return to Pittsburgh, per report

Wallace had former teammate Brandon Gibson speak for him after Wallace didn't play in the second half in Week 17 of the 2014 season. He has no one to speak for him now, as reports suggest he's interested in a return to Pittsburgh.