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Ike Taylor Wants To Re-Sign With Steelers When NFL Lockout Ends

Ike Taylor, the Steelers' top cornerback and a free agent, says he wants to return to Pittsburgh when the end of the NFL Lockout allows him to do so:

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"I'm pretty sure we're on the page," Taylor said Thursday after working out with almost 20 players, including Steelers teammates James Farrior and William Gay, under the supervision of Shaw. "We've just got to wait for this lockout (to end). The ball's in their court."

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Taylor also notes, however, that we wants to receive "fair value" in the new deal, and we'll have to see what that means. But if Taylor thinks he's "on the same page" with the Steelers, then I imagine he probably is. That's a good thing, given the Steelers' lack of credible starting cornerbacks. They did pick up two new ones in Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen in the NFL Draft last month, but those guys are probably a year or two away from really contributing. Re-signing Taylor, as James Farrior notes in the article, has to be the Steelers' "top priority."

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