Steelers Could Pull Off Blockbuster Jonathan Taylor Trade

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The situation with Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor continues to get more interesting, especially with the NFL trade deadline drawing closer.

During the offseason, the Colts refused to give Taylor a contract extension, prompting the star to ask the team for a trade. Indianapolis gave him permission to seek one, but after engaging in trade discussions with multiple clubs, Indy ended up holding on to Taylor because it maintained a high asking price that rival teams were unwilling to meet.

Taylor, who is currently on the PUP list as he recovers from an ankle injury he suffered late last season, is eligible to return in Week 5, meaning he could be back on the field for the Colts sooner rather than later even though some felt he had played his final game in Indianapolis.

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A recent report surfaced that other teams were wondering just how serious the Colts were about actually moving the star halfback, because they had still not decreased their demands.

But here’s the thing: Indianapolis has gone 2-1 without Taylor thus far, and Zack Moss has come out of the woodwork to rush for 210 yards over the last two games, both ending in Colts victories.

Could that induce Indy to reconsider its asking price and be more amenable to accepting a lesser return for Taylor?

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Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox mentions the Pittsburgh Steelers as a potential landing spot for Taylor, noting that Najee Harris has been a disappointment in the rushing attack for the squad.

Pittsburgh has won its last two games, including an impressive 26-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. The Steelers are locked in a three-way tie with the Browns and Baltimore Ravens for first place in the AFC North, and acquiring a player of Taylor’s caliber could move the needle for them.