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Polamalu collected eight tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' 26-6 loss to Baltimore Thursday.
Polamalu is off to a good start this season with a team high 19 tackles, but the defense as a unit has yet to create a turnover through two games this season.
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Polamalu led the team with 11 tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' 30-27 win over Cleveland Sunday.
The 11 tackles are a career high for the former Defensive Player of the Year, proving he still has gas in the tank. A healthy Palamalu can be a difference maker for the Steelers, who face Baltimore in Week 2.
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's "best guess" is 2014 will be SS Troy Polamalu's final NFL season.
It's an interesting projection after the Steelers signed Polamalu to a new three-year, $20 million contract in March, though that same deal considerably lowered his salary cap number. Polamalu is under contract for 2015 and 2016 at reasonable base salaries of $6 million and $5.75 million, respectively. Now 33 years old, Polamalu finished 2013 as a top-five safety per Pro Football Focus.
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Steelers signed SS Troy Polamalu to a two-year contract extension through 2016.
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A source tells ESPN that the Steelers will not release SS Troy Polamalu.
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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.
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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.
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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Steelers SS Troy Polamalu will have to play "very well" down the stretch to ensure his roster spot for 2014.
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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.