Veteran cornerback Gay to visit Steelers
By Mark Kaboly
Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013
Former Steelers cornerback William Gay will visit the Steelers this week, agent Jerrold Colton said Sunday.
According to Colton, the Steelers are among a handful of teams that have shown interest in Gay.
“There has been a lot of interest in him since his release, but the Steelers are very special to him,” Colton said. “He loves the organization, the coaches, the players, the city and Steelers Nation.”
Gay created a stir on Twitter when he said: “I am glad I didn't sell my condo in Pittsburgh yet” just two days after Arizona released him in a salary cap move. In his Twitter profile, he also called himself a “cornerback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.” A week ago, it said “cornerback of the Arizona Cardinals.”
The Steelers hosted receiver Steve Breaston last week. Gay could be a target for the Steelers even if they still need to create more room under the salary cap by March 12.
Gay signed a two-year deal a year ago and started 15 games in 2012. Incentives would have pushed his salary from $1.475 million to around $3.2 million this year had he remained with the Cardinals. He was also due a $250,000 roster bonus this spring.
Gay started 15 games in his final season with the Steelers. He played on the outside in the base defense that year and moved to the inside during the nickel package.
The Steelers could be interested in Gay because Keenan Lewis is an unrestricted free agent and could be lost to another team, thus leaving the Steelers thin at corner.
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Just Change his Jersey name from Gay to DOA. He gets beat all over the field.
Submitted by: Jeremy on Monday, March 4, 2013
We do not need Gay back on the Steelers. He is targeted every time he is on the field. Get a good CB in the draft and move on.
Submitted by: W Michael on Monday, March 4, 2013
The last thing we need is Gay back. He was burned all over the field and didn't do any better in Arizona or they would have paid him. I.E. McFadden when we brought him back. Pay Keenen Lewis the money. It is time we keep players that are improving and doing well instead of bringing back people who weren't good enough to keep in the first place. Hampton needs to retire or be cut. Colon is always hurt, Starks was never good enough to keep but we keep bringing him back because we never had anyone else and he plays passable football although too slow. We now have young guys to play the position. Bye Bye Starks. We have a few under achievers who need to go too. We are already under cap, so not lets cut some dead weight to free up money to keep those we need.