My sources tell me that the Steelers are continuing talks with some of their players who will be free agents at the conclusion of the 2009 season, most notably offensive tackle Max Starks and tight end Heath Miller.
The Steelers are hopeful their can get something done with both players by the first couple of weeks of August at the latest.
Miller is a high priority because the Steelers feel he is one of the best tight ends in the NFL and is continuing to improve.
The Steelers also believe Starks is a solid left tackle and will also continue to improve with more playing time on the left side. They'd also like to lower his cap total.