Troy Polamalu DB PIT 27 Days
Owner Art Rooney II has made it his "goal" to ensure SS Troy Polamalu retires as a Steeler.
Pittsburgh could save $8 million under the salary cap by releasing Polamalu, but Rooney's comments indicate that won't even be a consideration, for better or worse. Polamalu turns 33 in April and has an $8.25 million base salary. He's increasingly become a deficient coverage safety. Polamalu did play a full 16-game season in 2013, forcing seven turnovers with a 19-yard pick six.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 3 Months
Troy Polamalu is hoping to honor his 2014 contract with the Steelers.
Coming off his a surprisingly healthy season that saw the 32-year-old play in all 16 games, Polamalu will not be retiring. The issue is his non-guaranteed $8.25 million 2014 salary and the Steelers' messy cap situation. It's possible the future Hall of Famer will be asked to take a pay cut even though he's graded out as a top-six safety among 88 qualifiers per Pro Football Focus. If Polamalu refuses, the Steelers will have a decision on their hands. Last year, they let Jerome Harrison walk after he balked at a pay cut.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 7 Months
Troy Polamalu says he's fully recovered from the calf injury that cost him nine games and parts of others last season.
"I feel great standing here right now," Polamalu said. "How I felt in the past, I don't have too much memory of that." The 32-year-old has been "pacing" himself during camp, and the Steelers are expected to give him plenty of rest. Pittsburgh has an aging roster, but the team might have one more run in them.
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Steelers SS Troy Polamalu is reportedly in his best shape since his days at USC.
The Steelers kick off OTAs on Tuesday. Polamalu missed nine games with a lingering calf injury last season, and the team needs him to be on the field more this year. Three of the Steelers' starting four defensive backs -- Polamalu, FS Ryan Clark, and RCB Ike Taylor -- are all over the age of 32.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Feb 20 '13
Steelers DC Dick LeBeau believes Troy Polamalu can play at a high level for "several more years."
Although he'll be 32 in Polamalu continues to operate at a high level. The problem has been ongoing lower-leg injuries which kept him out of nine games in 2012. "He has a lot of tremendous football talent still in him," LeBeau said. "Once he got back on the field, I couldn't see any difference in his play than when he was winning the Defensive Player of the Year award." Polamalu is under contract through 2014.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Dec 18 '12
It's "obvious" Troy Polamalu (calf) is playing through discomfort.
A 31-year-old Polamalu has been a shell of himself since returning three games ago. He has played limited snaps at times while getting treatment on the sideline and has no sacks, interceptions or fumbles. It looks like Polamalu will need the offseason to reach 100 percent.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Dec 07 '12
Troy Polamalu says his two calf injuries this season were to two different muscles.
In other words, the seven-game absence from his second calf injury was not an aggravation of the problem that caused him to miss Weeks 2 and 3. Polamalu admits he had a "better game plan" going into last week's game than he did in his initial Week 4 return.