Report: Shazier Not Getting a New Deal Done This Summer, But Tuitt Could Get a Contract

There’s been plenty of chatter about the black and gold looking to get a deal done with linebacker Ryan Shazier, but all that talk is going to go nowhere – but another Steelers player cold get a deal done.

According to Jason La Canfora, Shazier won’t be getting any new deal done, but the team might get something done with 24-year-old defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2017.

Tuitt is set to make $1,048,561 this season for the Steelers, and he’s proved his worth to get paid a lot more by the Steelers. Last season he played in 14 games with four sacks and 28 total tackles.

As for Shazier, he’s due $1,716,438 this season for the Steelers, and next season there’s an option on his deal worth $8.7 million, and the team would love to get a deal done to lower that number.

But from what La Canfora says, Shazier will have to wait, but Tuitt might have a deal in place sooner than later.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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