Steelers Free Agent Run Down

March 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As usual, the Pittsburgh Steelers sat back and watched as the rest of the NFL handed out large signing bonuses to sign big name free agents such as Julius Peppers, Chester Taylor, Nate Burleson, Kyle Vanden-Bosch, Antrel Rolle, and others.  Instead, the Steelers will continue to focus on their own unrestricted free agents and finding mid-tier free agents to fill specific holes on the team. 
Offensively, the Steelers have a number of unrestricted free agents, with the biggest name being Willie Parker.
Parker burst onto the scene in the 2004 regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills where he rushed for over 100 yards.  Parker took over as starter the next season and went on to rush for over 1,200 yards for three consecutive seasons. 
In 2008, the Steelers drafted highly-regarded Rashard Mendenhall in the first round, which was the beginning of the end for Parker as the Steelers starting running back.  Mendenhall earned the starting job during...

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