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Steelers have just one pick left to sign

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Draft order determines a lot of things for players.

Players drafted in the first and second rounds have higher expectations and higher salaries than those drafted in the seventh round. They also draw a lot more notice when they sign their contracts.

That’s why Monday brought a lot of fanfare for the news that the Steelers signed first-round linebacker Jarvis Jones and second-round running back Le’Veon Bell and not nearly as much about defensive end Nick Williams agreeing to his contract. The seventh-round pick became the eighth of nine Steelers picks to sign, leaving only quarterback Landry Jones without a contract.

Williams recorded seven sacks as a 3-4 defensive end at Samford in 2012 and he’ll be trying to earn a roster spot at the same position with the Steelers this summer. It might be more likely that he winds up on the practice squad, which is another difference between those selected on Saturday rather than one of the first two days of the draft.

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10 Responses to “Steelers have just one pick left to sign”
  1. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    Steelers were waiting for the Willie Colon money to kick in. Before that, they were BROKE!

  2. bettis3636 says: Jun 4, 2013 9:15 AM

    Thanks to the over paid Willie Colon money being free’d up.. Pitt can finally get things done. They dont always do the “sexy things” like big time FA signings.. They just know how to win… AND on a tight budget!

  3. swagger52 says: Jun 4, 2013 9:35 AM

    I am guessing that these draft picks are older than everybody else.’s draft picks.

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Jun 4, 2013 9:40 AM

    Time to go to work…

  5. thesteelers says: Jun 4, 2013 10:54 AM

    Best in the world. Everyone else is jealous.

  6. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 4, 2013 11:16 AM

    Just don’t get injured, guys. Otherwise you’ll be Willie Coloned. (kicked off the team)

  7. cfeeley52 says: Jun 4, 2013 1:09 PM

    bettis3636 says:
    Jun 4, 2013 9:15 AM
    Thanks to the over paid Willie Colon money being free’d up.. Pitt can finally get things done. They dont always do the “sexy things” like big time FA signings.. They just know how to win… AND on a tight budget!
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    Does going 8-8 and missing the playoffs count as “winning”? Just wanted to make sure we have the same definition of the word…

  8. black43gold says: Jun 4, 2013 2:03 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Jun 4, 2013 11:16 AM
    Just don’t get injured, guys. Otherwise you’ll be Willie Coloned. (kicked off the team)

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    And don’t be the main reason your team wins the Superbowl, otherwise you’ll be Anquan Boldined. (kicked off the team)

  9. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 4, 2013 2:47 PM

    “And don’t be the main reason your team wins the Superbowl, otherwise you’ll be Anquan Boldined. (kicked off the team)”

    Nice try, but “takes one to know one” won’t fly this time. Colon had a five year deal that the Steelers terminated b/c he’s now living on a paltry one year deal with the Jets. Boldin was traded and no $ was lost. Much classier way to handle things when you can no longer afford a player, but Ravens are World Champs so what do you expect?

    Of course, Colon could have been James Harrisoned (humiliate with a pay cut offer and then slam the door in your face when you finally accept it)

  10. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 4, 2013 6:44 PM

    bettis3636 says:
    Jun 4, 2013 9:15 AM
    Thanks to the over paid Willie Colon money being free’d up.. Pitt can finally get things done. They dont always do the “sexy things” like big time FA signings.. They just know how to win… AND on a tight budget!
    ——————————–
    Does going 8-8 and missing the playoffs count as “winning”? Just wanted to make sure we have the same definition of the word…

    Does making such comments make you stupid? Just want to have that explained to me.

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