Negotiations have picked up between the Steelers and Marvel Smith. DePaoli gives you the latest rumblings.
There was speculation among inner circles last night that the Steelers made a 5 year – $23 million offer but a source close to the situation would not confirm that a offer was made. On Wednesday a Steelers source wouldn‚Äôt rule out the two sides agreeing to an extension prior to Sunday‚Äôs game but did say the Steelers front office is split. Mike Tomlin is among the parties that are pushing hard for the team to re-sign Smith while Kevin Colbert has been reluctant to meet the demands of Smith‚Äôs agent Ken Zuckerman.