‘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.

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  • BJS

    That will be one less false start each game!!!

    • Dee

      Too funny…I have always called him “FS”

  • denny horgan

    The whole of the O-line needs strengthening. Ben is taking too much of a beating back there. Losing Willie could be the start to accomplishing that task.

  • Bentz

    There are guys you hate to lose. Fortunately Willie Colon isn’t one of them. I don’t dislike him, but the O line needs help and he isn’t a part of the answer. Hopefully the Steelers can start to strengthen up now with his probable departure. He and his agent are seeking dollar amounts that 1) he isn’t worth, and 2) the Steelers will never come close to paying…

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