Former Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Wiliam Gay to Return

By Curt Popejoy


William Gay
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If you believe everything you read on Twitter, than it appears as if former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is going to be coming back to the Steel City as a free agent. Gay sent out this series of Tweets tonight that mince no words that he’s coming back to the Steelers.





Gay started his career as a member of the Steelers after he was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Gay started 37 games for the Steelers between 2007-11 before he left to sign a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Gay played well for the Cardinals in 2012 with 15 starts, but got lost in the shuffle with the talent at cornerback in Arizona. His release is assumed to be a move to save salary cap for the Cardinals.

My take-If the price is right, I welcome Gay back to the Steelers. He was a solid nickel cornerback during his time with the Steelers and solid, while not spectacular fill in starter. I saw him play for the Cardinals several times this past season and thought he looked just as good. With the assumed departure of cornerback Keenan Lewis to free agency, having a veteran who is familiar with the system and can play makes perfect sense. As far as the NFL draft goes, it would almost certainly remove cornerback from the top of their draft needs and allow them to use their early picks on other positions of need.

Curt covers the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL draft, and college football for Rant Sports. Connect with Curt on Twitter @nfldraftboard.

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