Ed Bouchette: Colbert Keeping His Options Open

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Joe Kapp
August 01, 2019 - 3:53 pm
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The Steelers are deep in camp getting ready for the 2019 season as is GM Kevin Colbert but could he be looking to move on elsewhere?

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Our Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette posed that idea when he joined Cook and Joe on Wednesday.

“If he were going to do anything but work for the Steelers or retire there would be no reason not to extend him,” Bouchette said. “The only reason not to sign a contract would be for your options…to keep your options open and I think that is what we are seeing here.”

Bouchette added that Colbert has ties to the Carolina Panthers because of a  former minority owner of the Steelers and that could be one option should he choose to leave.

The decision if it would happen would not because he is unhappy with the Steelers but rather a chance to have more control of the team and to get a healthy pay raise.

Bouchette also said that he believes it’s a 50/50 chance that Chris Boswell is the kicker when the season opens.

“He was one of the worst kickers in the league last year. He was the reason they missed the playoffs,” Bouchette added. “They will be looking closely at him for sure this preseason I can tell you that.”

Listen to the full interview including something Bouchette said he saw from QB Ben Roethlisberger yesterday that he has never seen before.