Justin Hartwig is a Pittsburgh Steeler. Now, he signed relatively cheap, so that could mean, and likely does, that the penny-pinching Chiefs wanted to save money for their stadium renovation instead of signing him for anything more than peanuts. It also could just mean that Hartwig didn’t want to play for a 4-12 team and hike the ball to Brodie Croyle. Either way, we royally screwed up on a free agent center for the second time this offseason. Man, this one really has us livid. More from Pro Football Talk:
A year after signing center Sean Mahan as a free agent in the hopes that he would fill the void created by the retirement of Jeff Hartings, the Pittsburgh Steelers have added via free agency another new center, who might bump Mahan out of the position.
According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the Steelers have agreed to terms with former Panthers center Justin Hartwig. Per Schefter, it’s a two-year deal worth roughly $4 million, with a $975,000 signing bonus.
Other teams are doing redundant signings (Carolina, Oakland and San Francisco with receivers, Pittsburgh with centers, Cleveland with defensive tackles, etc…), and we aren’t signing anybody. I’m too disgusted to write any more, but the Chiefs’ free agent inactivity plus another development has prodded me to change up my blueprint a little. So, tomorrow The Blueprint 2 will drop. Here’s a teaser…