With Ike Taylor agreeing to a four-year deal to stay with the Steelers, they can now move on to other pressing business.
Next up for the team are tackles Willie Colon, Jonathan Scott, and placekicker Shaun Suisham.
If Colon re-signs, it could be as a guard. The Steelers will speak to Flozell Adams about returning for another season, but would like him to do so for less than the $5 million he is scheduled to earn this season.
Adams, who held down the starting right tackle position in 2010 after Colon suffered an Achilles' tendon tear, will likely only return if he can remain a starter. Adams wants to make one last run at a Super Bowl and returning to the Steelers would give him a solid opportunity to do so.