Steelers would use tag on Polamalu

The Pittsburgh Steelers would use the franchise tag on Troy Polamalu if they cannot come to terms on a long-term extension with the star safety, according to Adam Schefter's Twitter feed.

Earlier this week, there were reports that the Steelers would not be extending the contracts of Polamalu and reciever Mike Wallace at the present time The Steelers recently re-signed linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons to new contracts.

Polamalu was the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year.

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