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Steelers, Polamalu talk 11th-hour extension

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08:07 AM ET 09.07 | Pittsburgh may yet show Troy Polamalu the money. The Steelers have been negotiating with [Polamalu] over the past several days, an 11th hour attempt to sign the NFL defensive player of the year before the season begins Sunday. Polamalu is entering the final season of his contract, and their previous discussions this summer with agent Marvin Demoff went nowhere and stalled. After the Steelers signed linebacker Lawrence Timmons to a six-year, $50 million contract two weeks ago, they decided they could do no more extensions until after the season. Last week, however, team president Art Rooney had a change of heart and decided to give it one last shot.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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September 7, 2011  08:11 AM ET

They'll do it. Even if it's just for his hair!

September 7, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Better only be for 2 or 3 years or it could be a waste of money.

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September 7, 2011  08:16 AM ET

that's why we love the chief jr.....GO STEELERS !!!!!

September 7, 2011  08:19 AM ET
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dudes gonna be slowing down here soon..ain't getting any younger.

you know he's younger than eli.....

September 7, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Troy's a classy guy. So is Art. I think they'll figure something out.

September 7, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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oooh...3 months...besides, Troy's position you lose skill very quickly

new york ages you....but yeah point noted....

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September 7, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Not going anywhere. A Steeler for life.

September 7, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Is there a reason they can't do this deal mid-season? With this "11th hour" nonsense, they imply that they have to do it before the opening kickoff of the regular season. He's under contract for the rest of the year, right? Does waiting affect free agency or something?

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September 7, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Polamalu at 80% is better than most at 110%. The man is a beast.

September 7, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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Let's facelift bar!

Thanks for the clarification on that.

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September 7, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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It will be a three year extension.

Kinda how I see it... and it will be a deal that makes sense for both sides.

Troy's not going anywhere...

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September 7, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Does his hair get extensions too?

 
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