Jonathan Scott Released: why this isn’t just a roster cut from the Steelers
Today, the Steelers made a cut that many saw coming. Veteran offensive tackle Max Starks was given the clear from the doctor on Tuesday, and on the same day, he signed a one year contract with the steelers. If Mike Adams becomes the player the coaches think he is, Starks will be the swing tackle. The man that took over his job back in 2010 due to injury was saw as a roster cut after training camp.
Jonathan Scott has always been a weakness big time to the offensive line, so when he got payed a contract worth 2.2 million last season, many Steelers fans saw this as a shock.
Starks was without a team last season until week 5 when the steelers front office realized that Scott was not a serviceable left tackle to protect Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s blind side.
His release today felt like a relief, not only in his skill, but also in his cap money. Steeler fans rejoiced today as they said goodbye to a player that made us very frustrated. They should have been rejoicing because of an unseen reason.
Mike Wallace still is without a contract, and the fact the steelers want him by training camp means they need to have the cape space to sign him to the deal he deserves. The steelers were about 3 million under the cap, but with the release of Scott, they are now about 6 million under the cap. Keep in mind the 2.7 million tender Wallace hasn’t signed still counts against the cap, so that’s about 9 million, which is a little more than the steelers would most likely offer him. The Fact that Jonathan Scott was released before camp is a sign that Wallace and the steelers are getting close and they just needed that extra push in cash. Look for Wallace to be signed within the next week or so.
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