ESPN ran a report earlier this week that tackle Flozell Adams was a candidate to be released this offseason.
That was hardly a surprise: Adams is due $5 million next season and it’s uncertain if he’ll have a starting job waiting for him. Adams has a big backer, however, in the building.
Team president Art Rooney II said Wednesday via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that the Steelers want Adams back next year. That’s not really a surprise, either: offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said he didn’t know where the offensive line would be without Adams’ steady play in 2010.
Perhaps the Steelers ask Adams to take a pay cut on the other side of this CBA mess. Maybe not. For now, it looks like Adams may wind up a starter in the Steel city again.
Willie Colon was given a restricted free agent tender, but it appears like he’s on his way out.