|2014 Season - Average||46.5||1.5||2.0||1.0||8.5||2.0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||45||2||2||1||8||2||0||0|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||48||1||2||1||9||2||0||0|
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|Troy Polamalu feeling good |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(8/17/14) Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, entering his 12th season, said he feels a little better physically than he did at this point last year, reports ESPN.com. Polamalu made five tackles in just over a quarter Saturday night against the Bills.
"It was nice to see some live action," he said. "I feel good."
Polamalu did not miss a snap last year. He will try to play all 16 games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05.
|Report guesses Troy Polamalu will retire after 2014 |
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/23/14) Troy Polamalu has been a staple in the Steelers secondary since being taken with a first-round pick in the 2003 draft. But reporter Ron Cook with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says his "best guess" is that this will be Polamalu's last season.
Cook brought up the issue when writing about safety Shamarko Thomas, one of many second-year players expected to contribute for the Steelers. Thomas figures to be the top backup safety in 2014.
Polamalu is under contract through the 2016 season.
|Troy Polamalu gets two-year extension |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(3/5/14) The Steelers gave safety Troy Polamalu a two-year contract extension, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Terms were not immediately available.
|Steelers considering redoing Troy Polamalu deal |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(1/16/14) The Steelers are seeking to reconstruct the contract of strong safety Troy Polamalu in an attempt to keep him with the team for the rest of his career, according to National Football Post. Polamalu is due $8.25 million in 2014, the final year of his current pact.
"How we structure or restructure (Polamalu's contract) is something we will look at in the next few months," said owner Art Rooney II. "There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but I certainly expect Troy will be one of the pieces to that puzzle. He's obviously been one of the great Steelers of all time."
Polamalu just concluded his 11th season with the team.
|NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/27/13) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.
Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.
Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.
Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.
|It's been years since Troy Polamalu was a reliable Fantasy option. Despite playing 16 games last year, Polamalu validated that he was no longer a quality option after totaling 69 tackles, his lowest amount in a season he played 16 games in since his 2003 rookie year. For him to have value as a No. 3 Fantasy defensive back he'll have to accrue the same kind of outstanding numbers he had last year (five forced fumbles, two interceptions including a touchdown, 11 passes defensed and two sacks) while staying healthy for 16 games. Polamalu, who is 33, hasn't playing back-to-back 16-game seasons since 2004-05. He's not worth the risk of a draft pick.
(Updated 6/5/14) |