Ian Whetstone, the resident capologist at SteelCityInsider.com, found that the Steelers have restructured the contract of cornerback Ike Taylor, freeing up $430,000 in cap space by giving him that money in signing bonus instead.
It's been something the Steelers have done a good job of doing over the years as a way to free up space.
© SteelCityInsider.com's Jim Wexell has confirmed the rumors that were being bandied about the Steelers media room Monday that running back Gary Russell was released due to a run-in with the law.
Russell apparently was staying with a friend at a Columbus, Ohio home that was raided by police. A large stash of marijuana was found.
Russell apparently has not been charged with any crime, but the Steelers did not want the situation to become a distraction.
© Director of football operations Kevin Colbert did not deny that the Steelers talked to the Buffalo Bills about wide receiver/return man Roscoe Parrish, but said that they have contact with all teams leading up to the draft to find out who might be available.
That said, the Steelers are very tight against the salary cap and a trade is unlikely.