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TheCD
03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Steelers Release Porter, Haynes; Tender Offers to Starks, St. Pierre





PITTSBURGH The Steelers released veteran outside linebacker Joey Porter and running back Verron Haynes, the team announced today.



Porter, an eight-year veteran, was originally selected by the Steelers in the third round (73rd overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Colorado State.



Porter started in 14 games in 2006, and finished the season tied for seventh on the team with 64 tackles (43 solo). He led the Steelers with seven quarterback sacks and intercepted two passes which tied for second on the team.



In eight seasons with the Steelers, Porter played in 122 games and made 106 starts. He recorded 498 tackles (374 solo) and 10 interceptions, and ranks fourth in team history with 60 quarterback sacks. Porter, who was the team's defensive co-captain since 2003, earned three trips to the Pro Bowl (2003, 2005 and 2006) and was voted Steelers' co-MVP in 2002.



Haynes was the Steelers' fifth round draft choice in 2002 (166th overall). He played seven games in 2006 before being placed on the reserve/injured list with a knee injury versus Oakland (Oct. 29). Haynes played in 60 games with the Steelers and rushed for 738 yards and three touchdowns on 174 carries (4.2 avg.).



The Steelers also made tender offers to offensive tackle Max Starks and quarterback Brian St. Pierre.



By making the tenders to Starks and St. Pierre, the Steelers reserve the right to retain the players by matching any offer sheets they would sign with another team. Starks and St. Pierre could also remain with the Steelers by signing their tender offer for 2007 or by signing a long-term contract with the team.



Starks will enter his fourth NFL season in 2007 after being drafted by the Steelers in the third round (75th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He has started 30 career games after becoming a full-time starter in 2005. He helped Pittsburgh rank third in the AFC in 2006 in total yards per game (357.8) and aided in Willie Parker's team-record rushing performance (233 rushing yards) in a win over Cleveland in Week 14.



St. Pierre spent nearly the entire 2006 season with Steelers on both the active roster and practice squad. St. Pierre, originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, has spent three years with Pittsburgh and has also spent time on the Baltimore Ravens' 53-man roster and their practice squad.



The Steelers also released offensive tackle Ulish Booker, who spent the 2006 season on the team's reserve/injured list after hurting his knee in the preseason.



http://news.steelers.com/article/74287/


Anyone else interested in picking up Porter for our LB crew? I'd love to have him.

crunk-juice
03-01-2007, 03:09 PM
i'd love for you not to have him.

real
03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
I'll pass...

TEXANS84
03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Greenwood, Meco', and Porter sounds very catchy.

tulexan
03-01-2007, 03:14 PM
Get it done Texans.

real
03-01-2007, 03:14 PM
I could really see the Patriots picking this guy up though...

Navy_Chris
03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
Greenwood, Meco', and Porter sounds very catchy.

We desperately need a guy like Porter on our defense. He has an attitude and guys are afraid of him on the football field. Oh, he's a pretty good football player too. haha.

Kaiser Toro
03-01-2007, 03:16 PM
I love Porter's play and his energy, we must inquire.

Ole Miss Texan
03-01-2007, 03:18 PM
what has his salary been? i know he's a tough dude and all but i really havn't followed him much. he's been in the league what 8 years? Is he getting old and beat up, or is he still fluid and able to play at full potential?

If he's good and healthy that'd be awesome...is he an olb or mlb?

HOU-TEX
03-01-2007, 03:18 PM
Don't the Steelers run a 3-4? Ah, who cares! I'd at least be picking up the phone. It never hurts to try.:shades:

Kaiser Toro
03-01-2007, 03:23 PM
what has his salary been? i know he's a tough dude and all but i really havn't followed him much. he's been in the league what 8 years? Is he getting old and beat up, or is he still fluid and able to play at full potential?

If he's good and healthy that'd be awesome...is he an olb or mlb?

Porter was scheduled to make $5.225 million this season from a base standpoint I believe. Which would seem in line as this caliber of player would have an escalating base per year.

Navy_Chris
03-01-2007, 03:26 PM
what has his salary been? i know he's a tough dude and all but i really havn't followed him much. he's been in the league what 8 years? Is he getting old and beat up, or is he still fluid and able to play at full potential?

If he's good and healthy that'd be awesome...is he an olb or mlb?

He's an OLB.

Double Barrel
03-01-2007, 03:33 PM
I'd love to have him in a Texans uni, but I've got a feeling it's a snowball's chance in hell for it to happen.

real
03-01-2007, 03:48 PM
I think Porter is a heck of a 3-4 OLB...

I don't think he will be as good in a 4-3 though...JMO

edo783
03-01-2007, 03:51 PM
Greenwood, Meco', and Porter sounds very catchy.

Sounds like a law firm. LOL They would be laying the law down on defense. Actually not sure I am in favor of Porter. Isn't he a bit of a loose cannon?

real
03-01-2007, 03:53 PM
Isn't he a bit of a loose cannon?

Is he ? I've never heard anything like that....


But I'd love for him to end up with the Patriots....They need linebackers, and they run a 3-4....

Ole Miss Texan
03-01-2007, 03:59 PM
Isn't porter the one who called out that seahawks player before the superbowl?

Reddevil63
03-01-2007, 04:10 PM
Isn't porter the one who called out that seahawks player before the superbowl?
So what he likes to talk, hes not getting into shootings at strip clubs. This team needs some players with fire.

GuerillaBlack
03-01-2007, 04:14 PM
I'll pass. DeMeco will be better than him.

281
03-01-2007, 04:18 PM
I'll pass. DeMeco will be better than him.

DeMeco is a MLB... Porter is a OLB

amazingandre
03-01-2007, 04:26 PM
i think we should get him if the price is right.....our defense seems to be the focus....although we need offensiveplayers...but for some reason i think kubs wants our to d to be one of the best.....we do need that plus we are closer to a better d than o......

TEXANRED
03-01-2007, 04:29 PM
I betcha he would take it personal if VY comes into your house and makes a fool out of you.

Hervoyel
03-01-2007, 04:33 PM
I think Porter is a heck of a 3-4 OLB...

I don't think he will be as good in a 4-3 though...JMO

Well then he sounds like he's right up our alley. He should fit right in with our collection of 3-4 parts that almost work in our 4-3.

jmares78
03-01-2007, 04:39 PM
Joey Porter released today! What would you think of this aquisition? :marionaner:

http://news.steelers.com/article/74287/

texans83
03-01-2007, 04:40 PM
Joey Porter released today! What would you think of this aquisition? :marionaner:

http://news.steelers.com/article/74287/

I dont know what he is asking but I bet its alot!!!! But he would be nice

DMars87
03-01-2007, 04:40 PM
wow, must have been a salary dump... i would love it

jmares78
03-01-2007, 04:43 PM
Even if it is alot, wouldn't the veteran experience be worth it? Porter and Ryans...that would be one hell of a combo!

kastofsna
03-01-2007, 04:52 PM
looks like miami is going to sign him. i can't complain about that. :)

real
03-01-2007, 04:53 PM
We don't run the right kind of defense for Porter to be successful.

BleedTheBurntOrange
03-01-2007, 04:53 PM
He's more mouth than play these days id pass.

real
03-01-2007, 04:56 PM
We play a read and react type defense...

Joey Porter is more suited for an attacking defense like *gag* Miami....

Roughnecks
03-01-2007, 05:00 PM
So what do ya'll think should we even bother?

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-01-2007, 05:07 PM
I'd pass. Overrated player who is going to turn 30 this month.

TEXANRED
03-01-2007, 05:13 PM
I'd pass. Overrated player who is going to turn 30 this month.

You say 30 like its old.

GuerillaBlack
03-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Don't talk about age until the player starts talking about age. 30 isn't old in football. It is like being a teenager (almost adult).

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-01-2007, 05:22 PM
Weren't the Texans leaning towards a youth movement? An overrated 30 year old player wouldn't interest me much if that were the case.

run-david-run
03-01-2007, 05:53 PM
wow...that was the heart of the Steelers' D, very surprising to me. Anyway, if Miami gets him, they could have a hell of an OLB pairing with him and Taylor, for a couple years at least.

TexansFan4EvR
03-01-2007, 06:00 PM
I saw today on Sports Center that he was released by the Steelers he's looking to get around 6 million a year on our cap. But think of the leadership he would bring paired up with Ryans we could easily have one of the best linebacking cores in the Nfl.

cook56
03-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Porter would be nice to have. Not sure we can pull that off though. He may end up in New Orleans or maybe the Giants.

Maddict5
03-01-2007, 06:11 PM
He's an OLB.

hes expensive and by all accounts from smart steelers fans i know- waaay overrated (they were saying this all last season)


il definitely pass

Ole Miss Texan
03-01-2007, 06:15 PM
30 may not be too old but its also not young either. he's played what 8 seasons? Age/years played is different for different positions, too.

Roughnecks
03-01-2007, 06:15 PM
He could also bring that killer mindset to players like Ryans what a mentor he could be to him. I just do not see him coming here even if we could afford him. He would like to sign within his division so he could make them pay for cutting him.

MATRIX
03-01-2007, 06:24 PM
I see the Ravens as a better fit. The guy is a complete package LB...but will wepay for that. Probably not, seeing they are still in a semi-youth movement to try to get a team that will start winning and keep winning. Denver did it, and guess where our coach came from?

Makes sence, plus they where also after a SS or FS in FA and just maybe a certian LB from the Ravens(too high priced agian I think).

powerfuldragon
03-01-2007, 06:30 PM
no thanks.

Please_Evolve
03-01-2007, 06:32 PM
you know honestly i don't get some of the posters here. You gripe and whine about how there's no fire, no excitement on this team and when a guy comes available to do both. You scream bloody murder that they guy is 30 years old and overrated. 30 is middle age for a LB. Despite what you say other then Ryans and maybe Greenwood no one else even touches his talent and playmaking ability in that corps.

Porter had 8 sacks last year i beleive with injuries and all. No one on our team had nearly that many. I understand the idea of dumping some older bad contracts and cutting some of the fat here. I'm agreeable to that. But if we don't upgrade or at least get comparable talent to replace it. Expect another season like when we went 7-9 and then belly flopped.

IMO i think it's easier for a LB to transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 then the other way around. It'd be worth a look if nothing else we aren't going to land Thomas and maybe we'll select Bishop in the 4th.

Hey i also heard Steve Foley is going to be released by the Chargers :P

carter08
03-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Not gonna happen

YoungTexanFan
03-01-2007, 08:59 PM
Porter is a big, mean dude. He has a fire and a passion. He was the heart of one of the best defenses in the league and led them to a superbolw. He put up a good number of tackles and sacks playing on the outside. Porter is explosive and will let you know about it. That is the spark our team is missing, that swagger if you will.

GuerillaBlack
03-01-2007, 09:18 PM
That is one reason why I wouldn't mind having him. He could spark up some of our players. Dunta is starting too, but Porter will get it!

mexican_texan
03-01-2007, 09:44 PM
Porter had a pretty dissapointing season last year...I think he struggles in space and is more of a 3-4 guy (pass rusher) than a legit 4-3 olb that has to drop into coverage as half of his game.
Before the season, he said he'd play below his ability unless he got an extension. Great character.

Trap_Star
03-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Speaking of Porter:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIHY_6fzWUQ
Listen to it very carefully..

WARNING: Contains explicit language

gtexan02
03-01-2007, 10:20 PM
If the STEELERS cut Porter because his attitude didn't fit with their image, there is no way the Texans will be excited to pick him up

Trap_Star
03-01-2007, 10:22 PM
If the STEELERS cut Porter because his attitude didn't fit with their image, there is no way the Texans will be excited to pick him up

I think it was a money issue, otherwise he'd of been cut years ago...

gtexan02
03-01-2007, 10:28 PM
Porter is one of the league's most outspoken players and is willing to verbally challenge opponents. His approach did not mesh well with the Steelers' image.


Im sure cap issues came into play, but this what the article says

GoPats
03-02-2007, 08:03 AM
I could really see the Patriots picking this guy up though...

Me too, and I hope we're right. Porter is a Rodney Harrison type guy (in that you hate him when he's on another team, but you love him when he's yours). Plus he's got a ton of experience in a 3-4 and is a big-play guy.

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 08:05 AM
Me too, and I hope we're right. Porter is a Rodney Harrison type guy (in that you hate him when he's on another team, but you love him when he's yours). Plus he's got a ton of experience in a 3-4 and is a big-play guy.
too bad miami's gonna scoop him up.

how are things at the titans board eh?

GoPats
03-02-2007, 08:24 AM
too bad miami's gonna scoop him up.

how are things at the titans board eh?

Did they grab him already? I'd rather not see Porter twice a year.

LOL, not bad over on the TOMB. Don't know what happened but in all honesty I do miss your contributions...

Trap_Star
03-02-2007, 08:26 AM
dont be surprised if the 9ers sign him. They got money and Porter is from Bakersfield....

real
03-02-2007, 08:37 AM
Porter had a pretty dissapointing season last year...I think he struggles in space and is more of a 3-4 guy (pass rusher) than a legit 4-3 olb that has to drop into coverage as half of his game.


Exactly.

Porter's best skill is blitzing and making plays around the line of scrimmage...

Our linebackers are more read and react than attack...I think he'd struggle tremendously in our defense...

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 09:31 AM
Did they grab him already? I'd rather not see Porter twice a year.

LOL, not bad over on the TOMB. Don't know what happened but in all honesty I do miss your contributions...
nah, he hasnt signed, but the signs are there. the capers connection, for one. plus, michael smith from ESPNEWS pretty much said it made the most sense. so...yeah.

i think they just got tired of me at the TOMB. perhaps it was the 8000 or so anti-vince young comments i made.

GoPats
03-02-2007, 09:36 AM
i think they just got tired of me at the TOMB. perhaps it was the 8000 or so anti-vince young comments i made.

Dissent is a good thing, IMO. I don't like the Pats board because I find it boring when I agree with everyone. :winky:

Scottyboy
03-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Inside source says he should be inked by the end of the day! wow

Jones never seeizes to amaze me! Thats a man who gets what he wants

BoB Mcnair justs sits back in the cut and does nothing! Sad day to be a Texans fan! :aikido:

gtexan02
03-02-2007, 02:52 PM
I read that he's close to signing with the Browns. Go figure

dirty steve
03-02-2007, 02:53 PM
Inside source says he should be inked by the end of the day! wow

Jones never seeizes to amaze me! Thats a man who gets what he wants

BoB Mcnair justs sits back in the cut and does nothing! Sad day to be a Texans fan! :aikido:

the FA period has been open for 15 whole hours and the big money deals (which the team is not likely to be involved in) usually go off the board first. they have visits lined up with green, lelie, and carlisle. lets wait and see.

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 02:59 PM
funny because i was told the browns were driving hard at him.

he's going to talk to several teams before signing.

TexansLucky13
03-02-2007, 03:04 PM
funny because i was told the browns were driving hard at him.

he's going to talk to several teams before signing.


Are the Texans one of them???

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 03:04 PM
lol no.

any 3-4ish team, basically. new england, dallas, miami, cleveland, san diego possibly...

TexansLucky13
03-02-2007, 03:07 PM
lol no.

any 3-4ish team, basically. new england, dallas, miami, cleveland, san diego possibly...

Looks like New England is landing Thomas, so I would be amazed if they got Porter as well.

I just get kinda sad when these big names slowly get inked, and not by the Texans.

:cry2:

kastofsna
03-02-2007, 03:09 PM
when you have 32 teams, and 30 of them have a great deal of money to spend, and you're the texans, you can't really offer much lucrative.

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 03:09 PM
i'm assuming you're talking about Joey Porter? I was thinking quinton porter at first and was like ...what's the big deal. (then i figured he's not a FA)

Silver Oak
03-02-2007, 03:16 PM
i'm assuming you're talking about Joey Porter? I was thinking quinton porter at first and was like ...what's the big deal. (then i figured he's not a FA)

Quinton is headed to EuropeLand to play over there in the summer.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3339&section=N%20Latest%20News

Ole Miss Texan
03-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Quinton is headed to EuropeLand to play over there in the summer.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3339&section=N%20Latest%20News

who's that punter we go thats going over there too? isn't chad stanley a free agent...so is he gonna get released?

completely off topic...my A.D.D. is kicking in.

HowBoutThemCowboys!
03-02-2007, 03:28 PM
I have mixed optimism for Porter.. Dallas already has three solid WRs in Owens, Glenn, and Crayton. I don't know where Porter would fit, surely he wouldn't be too happy in a back-up role.

WildBlackBear32
03-02-2007, 03:36 PM
I have mixed optimism for Porter.. Dallas already has three solid WRs in Owens, Glenn, and Crayton. I don't know where Porter would fit, surely he wouldn't be too happy in a back-up role.

Joey, not Jerry.

ccdude730
03-02-2007, 03:42 PM
who's that punter we go thats going over there too? isn't chad stanley a free agent...so is he gonna get released?

completely off topic...my A.D.D. is kicking in.

cameron muro

Homepage (http://www.cameronmuro.com/default.asp)

CaptainPatriot
03-03-2007, 02:11 AM
Are the Texans looking at getting Ex-Steeler Porter ? And if they draft Safety Landry with the 8th pick that would help out the D greatly!

texansfan1974
03-03-2007, 07:16 AM
We do not want this guy. He does not fit.:bubble: