Catching up with what’s been going on with the Steelers…
– The Steelers made it official on Thursday and announced that they will not only be releasing left tackle Max Starks, but also wide receiver Antwaan Randle El. The release of Randle El isn’t a shock, but Starks certainly is. The Post Gazette‘s Ed Bouchette Tweeted on Wednesday night that Starks’ weight was in the “high 300′s,” and I wonder how much that had to do with his release, how much of it was cap-related, and how much of it was due to his recovery from injury. Or, perhaps it was simply a combination of all three.
– Along with agreeing to terms with Ike Taylor, the Steelers also agreed to terms on a four-year(!) deal with kicker Shaun Suisham. I assumed he was coming in last season to be a stop-gap for the rest of the season, but then he went 14-for-15 and made some big kicks. If he stinks, I’m confident they can find another Shaun Suisham.
– Are you ready? ARE. YOU. READY? Because Plaxico Burress is apparently meeting with Mike Tomlin on Friday. I remain against this because I just don’t see what Burress gives them, and I’d prefer to see the young, fast guys continue to do their thing.