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Talk with Cowher coaxed Steelers LB Porter into camp

Updated: August 18, 2006, 1:16 AM ET
Associated Press

LATROBE, Pa. -- Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter, unhappy with his contract situation, said Thursday he considered not showing up for the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp until a long talk with coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to report.

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Porter is signed through 2007, making $4 million in salary and a roster bonus this season and $5.2 million in salary plus roster and signing bonuses next year. But he said he deserves a reworked contract after helping lead the Steelers ...

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