Some are surprised that potential free agent cornerback Ike Taylor went on Jim Rome is Burning and stated that he wouldn't be giving a hometown discount if/when a free agent period begins in the NFL.
No real surprise there.
Had Taylor said he would give a hometown discount, his agent would lose a good deal of leverage with the Steelers.
It's all part of the free agency game, when teams, players and agents say one thing even though they are willing to do another.
Does this mean the Steelers are going to re-sign Taylor for peanuts? Nope.
But the bet is that if they come close to any potential offer Taylor receives on the open market - assuming it's not crazy money - he'll be back in Pittsburgh.