Colbert said he and Mike Tomlin will begin discussions Wednesday on which players to re-sign or let go for 2015. That means 24, 43, 92, 99.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 10, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers have some difficult decisions to make this offseason with some players who have been a large part of the team for over a decade. GM Kevin Colbert met with reporters Tuesday and said he and head coach Mike Tomlin will be meeting Wednesday to begin discussions on the futures of some of those players.
The veterans being discussed most likely are corner back Ike Taylor, defensive lineman Brett Keisel, safety Troy Polamalu and outside linebacker James Harrison.
Looking at several factors could be the deciding factor of whether these players stay or go in 2015. First, was their play sub-par in 2014, what is the depth like at their position, and finally, what is their salary cap hit for the 2015 season.
These decisions aren't easy, and when making decisions of this magnitude you have to take those warm, fuzzy memories of Super Bowls past out of the equation and find out what is the best decision for the organization moving forward.
People can speculate all they want about the future of the veterans, but the Steelers front office will have to make decisions sooner than later as free agency approaches and salary cap numbers will be finalized in the weeks leading up to March 10th.