Ike Taylor may be headed for the open market. The Steelers had announced that they intended to sign Taylor. The Steelers were so confident that they could sign Taylor that they did not use a transition tag on him.
The Steelers may have miscalculated.
Ed Bouchette is reporting on PG Plus that the Steelers have not reached an agreement with Taylor, and that they are unlikely to do so before the 24 hour extension of the CBA expires.
This does not mean that Ike Taylor won’t return to the Steelers, but allowing him to test the market injects an air of unanticipated uncertainty into the Steelers future at secondary.