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Should Steelers go after Kyle Rudolf?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Jball, May 15, 2019.

  1. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

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    Let's face it our tight end situation is not the best I've ever seen. Kyle Rudolph is probably going to be released sooner or later before the start of the season. Many are speculating that the Patriots might trade a late round pick for him or Seattle possibly. But the problem is that he comes with a big salary cap hit of $7.62 million. If you wait till he's released then who knows how much you might end up paying. They could possibly trade a late round pick for him and then immediately extend him to drop this year's salary cap hit. I have to believe that Colbert is looking into this because they need the help at tight end.
     
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  2. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Steelers should make it happen. McDonald, Rudolph and Grimble with Gentry on the PS would be a formidable TE corps.
     
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  3. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

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    If the price is right absolutely. Though I think there is definitely potential with the group we have if the Vanimal can stay healthy.
     
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  4. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be all for it if the price is right. But, taking on that salary might be troublesome given our cap situation not sure if we could fit that cap hit in.

    McDonald is a beast but him and Rudolph together is a great combo.

    The health of McDonald always scares me. Last year he was healthy for most of it however. When he's healthy and fill good he's a stud.
     
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  5. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Kyle/Vance would be awesome. Heavy tight end sets with a RB committee and telling Ben to chill equals success.
     
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  6. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    It's not going to happen. The price isn't going to be right.
     
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  7. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I know Heinz is a pessimist, but how exactly is my last post optimistic? :hmm:
     
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  8. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Sarcasm eludes you.
     
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  9. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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    For a good deal, absolutely. I don't know how much he has left in the tank, but he'd be a quality backup to Vanimal.
     
  10. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    The Steelers have like 4 million in cap space, they aren't trading for Rudolph and his 7 million salary :facepalm:.
     
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  11. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

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    I guess you didn't read the part about how they would have to extend him and restructure, to take down his cap hit for this year.
     
  12. Thigpen82

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    Maybe they could sign him part time... our TE corps would be awesome every other game
     
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  13. Hoot

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    Over the Cap shows at 1.2M under at the moment which is about what they need for in season moves. If that is correct, then even a restructure of Rudolph they would have to make some other moves (cut or restructure another player). That said, I would love to see him and Vance together. Would be an awesome set.
     
  14. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Too costly and he is a starter in this league still. Steelers would have to run a lot more 2 TE sets to justify it, don't see that happening even without AB on the team anymore.
     
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  15. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    I would luv more two tight end sets if we had the horses.
     
  16. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Yes, $1.2 million under, and I don’t think we’ve signed all of our draft picks yet. Something else is going to happen soon, and it probably won’t be adding talent. Expect a restructure, cut or extension that saves 2019 dollars.
     
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  17. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Only when it is incredibly lazy like yours. Try actually posting something rather than clicking an emoji sarcastically next time. (This is assuming you didn't just hit the wrong emoji by accident and this is your lame way of covering it up. Either is certainly possible.)
     
  18. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Would butler realize we picked him up or just game plan to stop him?:smiley1::cool:
     
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  19. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Are you originally from New York or has this attitude been aquired after years of immersion in that culture.
     
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  20. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I meet snark with snark. If you don't like the exchange on this thread, take it up with Heinz.
     
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  21. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Could be on to something here. The 3 people I mix it up with the most are Scribe, NYsteelerfan and steeldeal. We all have one thing in common :hmm:
     
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  22. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    I'm asking a question. I have no opinion on the exchange.
     
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  23. Iowasteeljim

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    I just have one questions Heinz, when you hit the optimistic emoji did you intend it to be delusional or not?
     
  24. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    But chief is so nice.:smiley1::hmm::cool:
     
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  25. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I'll use optimistic emoji if somebody is going overboard with grandiose predictions...like 14-2, etc. There's a lot of that here.
     
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