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Insider Only Steelers free agency update: Ryan Clark determining order of visits; Parker to visit Washington

March 6, 2010
7:40 p.m..Clark not interested in Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns expressed significant interest in safety Ryan Clark but indications are Clark has no interest in joining the Browns, or the Seattle Seahawks, who express early interest but are no longer a suitor. Clark has been in talks with the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.

4:40 p.m..Steelers making surprise run at Bodden

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain very much in the mix for cornerback Leigh Bodden a league source indicates. While the Steelers remain in contact with safety Ryan Clark, source indicates their efforts in the past 36 hours have been fully with Bodden. The Steelers have been in frequent contact with Alvin Keels, the agent for Bodden.

12:20 p.m..Parker’s visit set for Monday

As we first reported Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins are bringing Willie Parker in for a visit. A league sources says the official visit will be Monday.

11:20 a.m.Ryan Clark latest

Ryan Clark received early interest from up to 8 teams including the Steelers but according to league sources there’s only 2-3 true suitors for Clark at this point. Among them are the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, and Philadelphia Eagles.

11:00 a.m.Pittsburgh West

The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly bring in former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, meanwhile, Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette, reports Nick Eason will visit the Cardinals on Tuesday. The Cardinals also have interest in safety Ryan Clark and have been in contact with Clark throughout the free agency process.

March 5, 2010
4:36 p.m.Willie Parker to visit the Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins will bring running back Willie Parker in for a visit, a league source tells me. Parker is just waiting for the date. Head coach Mike Shanahan spoke highly of Parker, when he spent a few days in Latrobe during training camp. Parker who some scouts are calling the most under-rated back on the market, is drawing interest from others

4:30 p.m.Bodden determining visits

Cornerback Leigh Bodden who drew early interest from the Steelers when free agency opened, is determining his order of visits today, according to his agent. Bodden has drawn interest from a number of teams, however, the Steelers are likely not going to be a serious suitor.

4:05 p.m.Steelers looking at wide receivers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at slot receivers. One official visit is set for next week. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Arnaz Battle will vist the Steelers next week. Battle had 5 receptions for 40 yards in 2009. Battle will also reportedly visit the Seattle Seahawks.

1:35 p.m.Ryan Clark determining order of visits

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has been in demand since free agency opened at midnight. Eight teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers are showing interest. Clark is currently deciding the order of his visits but according to Clark’s camp, they are in no hurry to sign. They are playing the course. Pittsburgh remains in contact.

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