Friday, May 6, 2011
Poll Friday: Will Steelers keep Ike Taylor?
By James Walker
The Pittsburgh Steelers do not have a lot of free agents. But whether they re-sign starting cornerback Ike Taylor will be one of the biggest decisions made this offseason.
In our latest edition of "Poll Friday," we ask if the reigning AFC champions will keep Taylor, their No. 1 cornerback?
Although not elite, Taylor is a solid corner who could get interest from several teams. With the going rate for good players at that position approaching $10 million, will the Steelers let Taylor walk and avoid paying top dollar? Pittsburgh also drafted two rookie corners in Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen last week.
Or will the Steelers and Taylor come to an agreement after Taylor spent his entire career in Pittsburgh? He could fit back into the starting role next season and help develop the younger players on the roster.
Cast your vote on whether Pittsburgh will keep Taylor in free agency and share your thoughts in the comment section below. By the way, the third option is a joke. The Steelers will not be in the running for free agent Nnamdi Asomugha.