‘Little Chance’ Of Willie Colon Returning Next Season
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers have signed LaMarr Woodley to a franchise tender and there’s a possibility the transition tag will be placed on Ike Taylor, but right tackle Willie Colon may not be returning to the team next season.
Colon’s agent told Ed Bouchette from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that there is “little chance” Colon will be returning to the team.
Colon was drafted in 2006 by the Steelers in the fourth round. He played in two games his rookie season, then started every game from 2007-09.
In 2010, Colon missed the whole season when he ruptured his Achilles Tendon in June.
Bouchette said the Steelers will make a “half-hearted attempt” at signing the right tackle, but he trusts Colon’s agent when he told him he won’t be returning to the Steelers.
Colon is coming off a one-year contract, which he signed in March of 2009 for $2,198,000. If Colon was tagged with the transition tag he could have receive a salary of about $9.1 million.