The Pittsburgh Steelers, like many teams around the league, need cap space and are looking to release veterans with high price tags. One candidate for release was safety Troy Polamalu who is 32-years-old and is set to make $8.25 million in base salary in 2014.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Polamalu won’t get the ax this offseason because of the Rooney’s family’s loyalty to him. It isn’t too surprising since we’ve heard Art Rooney tell Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he wants Polamalu to retire as a Steeler.
“How we structure or restructure (Polamalu’s contract) is something we will look at in the next few months. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but I certainly expect Troy will be one of the pieces to that puzzle. … He’s obviously been one of the great Steelers of all time.”
While PITT needs cap space, it will not release S Troy Polamalu, per source. Rooney family is too loyal and Polamalu has been too valuable.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2014
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