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Friday, February 29, 2008

What's happening

Steelers Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca has agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a four-year, $32-million deal that includes $23 million in guaranteed money. Or at least that's what was reporting.

According to Faneca's agent, no deal has been agreed to as of yet and he's still mulling offers from the Jets, Rams and 49ers.

Any deal Faneca would sign will dwarf the 4-year, $21-million offer the Steelers made to Faneca.

© The Steelers could pull the transition tag off of tackle Max Starks soon.

The team has no intention of paying Starks – its No. 3 offensive tackle last season – just under $7 million to play next season and has been working on a new deal with his representatives.

Also, the Steelers have just $2 million in free cap space at this point and would need to relinquish the tag on Starks if it wishes to sign any free agents.

The transition tag was used solely to give the team some wiggle room during the initial flurry of free agent signings.

© Kick returner Allen Rossum, released by the Steelers last weekend, was signed Friday by the San Francisco 49ers.

© Linebacker Clark Haggans is garnering interest from the Browns and Patriots, but don't rule out a return to the Steelers - as a backup, of course.

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