March 11, 2013
During the 2007 off-season the Pittsburgh Steelers made a very tough decision when they cut their All-Pro outside linebacker Joey Porter. By cutting Porter the Steelers opened cap space and also put their faith in an inexperienced player. Porter's back-up was James Harrison, who at that point had only started eight NFL games and had recorded only four sacks.
However, the Steelers knew they needed the cap space so they cut Porter and went with the less-experienced-Harrison. During the 2007 season Porter played for the Miami Dolphins and Harrison outplayed him in nearly every statistical area as the Steelers new right outside linebacker. A year later in 2008 Harrison won the defensive player of the year award and Steelers fans had all-but forgotten about Porter.
Now as the Steelers face many difficult decisions during the 2013 off-season they face another similar situation. Keenan Lewis is a budding star, but he is also an unrestricted free agent and the Steelers may not have enough c...