Pittsburgh Steelers: Ike Taylor Contract Status Key to 2011 Draft

February 28, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How does the prospect of Bryant McFadden and Keenan Lewis starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense sound? If that doesn’t make you break out into a cold sweat, I don’t know what will.
That scenario is a realistic possibility if the Steelers are unable to re-sign Ike Taylor to a new contract.
Taylor has established himself as a very good cornerback who has started in three Super Bowls. The only thing that has kept him from the ranks of the elite is his hands.
Pittsburgh depends on Taylor to shadow their opponent’s best receiver week in and out and more often than not he is up to that task.
For this reason, Taylor will be very attractive to other teams, especially those with money to spend.
Taylor’s price tag just went up after the Oakland Raiders inked Stanford Routt to a three-year $31.5 million deal. (I’ll give you a second to look him up because I know I had to as well.)
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