Art Rooney II wants Troy Polamalu to retire a Steeler
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jan 16, 2014
The last two years show that sentimentality has nothing to do with Art Rooney II's desire for Troy Polamalu to retire as a Steeler. During a 30-minute conference call on Wednesday, Steelers president Art Rooney II said he wants safety Troy Polamalu “to retire a Steeler,” just as he wants quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to do, Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports. Team president Art Rooney II said he expects strong safety Troy Polamalu to play his entire career in Pittsburgh, something he said about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger two weeks ago. "We would very much love to have Troy retire as a Steeler and expect that he will," Rooney said during a conference call with Steelers season-ticket holders. Safety Troy Polamalu is under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers through next season. Rooney strongly indicated that the Steelers will have to restructure Polamalu's contract to comply with the league's salary cap, but he said the team will find a way to make it happen. Polamalu, who made the Pro Bowl this season, said last month the Steelers hadn’t discussed his future.
PITTSBURGH -- The last two years show that sentimentality has nothing to do with Art Rooney II's desire for Troy Polamalu to retire as a Steeler. Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Harrison, James Farrior and Casey Hampton are among the players whom the Ste…