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Duce Staley

39-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Duce Staley in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 5'11    WT: 220   DOB: 2/27/1975  College: University of South Carolina  Show ContractHide Contract

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Duce Staley Contract Information:

Signed to a five-year, $14 million deal that included a $4 million signing bonus on March 9, 2004. Staley and the Steelers agreed to a restructured contract in March of 2006 to take some stress off the team as they try to get under the salary cap. Released by the Steelers in December 2006.

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The Steelers released Staley on Monday, ESPNews reports.

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Duce Staley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Even with the season-ending injury to Verron Haynes, Staley is not expected to be active against Denver in Week 9, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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With Verron Haynes expected to be done for the season, Staley, who has been inactive for all but one game this season, will likely suit up going forward, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Staley (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game with the Bengals.

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Staley says his knee is feeling better every day and he'll contribute to the team's running game before the season is over, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Staley is inactive for Monday's game against the Jaguars.

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Staley will dress for Thursday night's game but is not expected to play, FSN-Pittsburgh reports.

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Staley will start the season no higher than third on the team's depth chart and may not dress for every game, according to coach Bill Cowher, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Cowher realizes that a running team like the Steelers can never have enough backs. "We had four halfbacks last year, but, at one point, we were down to one healthy one," Cowher said. "I think it's important that you have quality backs." The Pittsburgh head coach believes Staley still has something left in the tank. "I like the fact he ran hard the other day and I like his experience," Cowher said. "He got a little bit better with each game." Staley probably isn't worth keeping on fantasy teams right now but could be a decent waiver-wire pickup if Willie Parker and Verron Haynes get hurt.
Coach Bill Cowher said that Staley has made the Steelers' final roster.

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Staley likely saved his spot on the Steelers' roster Thursday night, rushing for 46 yards on 19 carries.

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Staley's spot on the roster may not be secure, according to coach Bill Cowher, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Cowher was not willing to commit to Staley making the team. "I'm not ready to sit here and say that he isn't or he is," Cowher said about whether Staley is fighting for a roster spot. "The bottom line is that we have some tough decisions coming Thursday. I like the experience that he brings and what he's done. He's gotten better each week." With the Steelers' lack of depth at the running back position, Staley should make the team if management feels he has anything left in the tank. He's carried the ball 23 times for 46 yards in three preseason games, and has caught two passes for seven yards.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2006

By the time Staley was healthy enough to play last year, Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis had established a nice rhythm in the Steelers backfield that the team didn’t want to disrupt. As a result, Staley really only saw action when either of them were hurt. Bettis is retired now, however, and Staley is a good fit as the power-running, short-yardage complement to the speedy Parker (the last time Staley saw significant red zone action, he converted six of 25 touches for the Eagles in 2003). The Steelers haven’t seemed able to utilize his pass-catching abilities fully in the last two seasons, however, which does limit his production. Staley could also lose touches to Verron Haynes.

2005

At 5-11, 242 pounds, Staley is hard-running, between-the-tackles back who is a load to bring down. He doesn’t have a great burst, and he’s not a threat to go the distance, but he’ll find the holes at the line and exploit cutback lanes when they open. Staley is also a reliable receiver and should improve drastically on the six receptions he had a year ago. Staley got off to a great start last season when he ran for 707 yards in his first seven games, but a hamstring injury reduced him to 41 snaps over the Steelers’ final nine games, six of which he sat out. At press time, Staley claims the hamstring is fine, but with goal line specialist Jerome Bettis likely back in the fold for another season, Staley will again be a between-the-20s yardage back and a receiver out of the backfield.

2004

Couldn’t the Steelers have found a better upgrade to Jerome Bettis? Staley was actually decent last year but never had more than 11 carries in a game, so who knows whether his yards per carry is sustainable in a more demanding role. He’s too old now (29) and was never that good to begin with.

2003

Bidding on Staley's 2002 numbers is probably a mistake, as the Eagles clearly aren't married to him for the long term. In fact, there's no guarantee he'll be the team's featured back on opening day with Correll Buckhalter and Brian Westbrook around. One last item worth noting – Staley scored just 17 touchdowns in his first five seasons, although he didn't play a lot as a rookie and he missed 11 games in 2000 with a foot injury. Staley is a nice pluck if you can get him as your third fantasy back, but hopefully your first two RBs are safer fantasy bets than he is.