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Insider Only Steelers Free Agency Buzz: Tomlin pushing for Eric Weddle; Latest on Beachum & McLendon

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The Steelers have been successful so far this off-season in keeping their own at team friendly deals to chase a championship.

William Gay taking a below market deal is proof of that and Ramon Foster who signed a three year, $9.6 million contract also left some money on the table. Both in their 30’s had an opportunity to chase one last payday and both didn’t even take the gamble to see what’s out there.

The question now is whether the Steelers can lure a prominent veteran player in his 30’s from the outside to Pittsburgh for less money to chase a title that the New England Patriots are often so successful of that.

Pittsburgh’s pursuit of Eric Weddle will be telling.

Led by Mike Tomlin, the Steelers are making a strong push to sell Weddle on signing with Pittsburgh and they have his attention.

Weddle, 31, has intended to take a cautious approach on where to sign and while Steeler officials internally feel his first preference might be to stay out west with the Raiders a legitimate contender to sign Weddle, everything relayed from Weddle himself and the agent David Canter to the Steelers in the past 48 hours have given team officials Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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