February 2009


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Steelers Contact Titans Free Agent CB/KR Chris Carr

The Steelers have been in contact with Titans free agent return man and cornerback Chris Carr. Carr has also been contacted by the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams about his services. The Titans were first in the NFL in kickoff returns in 2008 and Carr also played…




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Fireworks Unlikely For Steelers At Midnight

As free agency officially begins at midnight tonight, the Steelers will likely be on the sidelines watching all of the action. A salary cap report earlier in the day by Adam Schefter said the Steelers were only $7,400,000.00 under the $127,000,000.00 salary cap. My Steelers salary cap estimation has them…


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Steelers Release G Simmons And LB Humpal

The Steelers released former 2002 first round draft pick right guard Kendall Simmons and linebacker Mike Humpal on Thursday. Simmons tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth game of 2008 and was placed on injured reserve. Humpal, was a 2008 sixth-round draft pick and also was on injured reserve with…


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Steelers Tender Contracts To Five Free Agents

On Thursday the Steelers tendered contracts to three of their restricted free agents. The tenders are offered to restricted free agent players to secure the rights for the Steelers to match any contract offers made by other NFL teams. Among those who received contract tenders were offensive tackle Willie Colon,…



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Holmes Waives Right To Hearing On Marijuana Charge

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana charge stemming from his October traffic stop. Holmes didn\’t comment after his short appearance in Pittsburgh City Court. The decision now means Holmes must stand trial on the misdemeanor charge, or work out…



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Holmes To Have Drug Hearing Today

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana charge resulting from his October traffic stop. Pittsburgh police said they found three marijuana-filled cigar blunts in Holmes\’ SUV when he was pulled over on Oct. 23. Police say they stopped Holmes because his vehicle…


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NFL Expands Salary Cap To $127 million in 2009

The salary cap will be expanded to $127 million in 2009. NFL teams didn’t spend as much as they were supposed to under the collective bargaining agreement the past three years so teams were notified on Wednesday that the salary cap will increase over $4 million from $123 to $127…


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Harrison And Steelers Still Not Close On New Contract

The Steelers and Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison remain far apart in negotiations, Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN.com on Wednesday. For the Steelers and Harrison, this is one of those times, as the two sides remain far apart in contract negotiations, Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, said. “We\’re talking and…



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Rich Eisen 40-Yard Dash

Video of NFL Network host Rich Eisen running his annual 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL scouting combine. This is funny stuff right here, especially with the SimulCam. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this…


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Steelers Trying To Keep G Chris Kemoeatu

The Steelers are in talks to keep guard Chris Kemoeatu. They are negotiating with Kemoeatu, who finished his first season as the Steelers starting left guard in his fourth year in the league. Kemoeatu\’s agent, Ken Vierra, said he talked Friday with Steelers contract negotiator Omar Khan in Indianapolis during…


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Jeff Reed Pleads Guilty, Fined

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after police said he damaged a paper towel dispenser and harassed employees at a Sheetz convenience store early Sunday. Witnesses had told police that Reed went into the store bathroom and then became irate that there were no…


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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks on Thursday, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary for the 2009 season. The Steelers will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with Starks, who started…



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2009 NFL Combine Results

The 2009 NFL Combine starts on Thursday in Indianapolis with weigh ins of height and weight measurements and interviews. We will have the complete results of the combine stats in sortable fashion. Drills and 40 yard dashes begin on Saturday. Please follow the links below to keep up to date…


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Santonio Holmes Fined 10K For Post Touchdown Celebration

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been fined $10,000 for using the ball as a prop, a NFL league source said on Wednesday. Holmes impersonated LeBron James and tossed the football in the air the way the basketball player does chalk dust after scoring the game winning touchdown in Super…


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Center Alex Mack Will Not Participate At NFL Combine

University of California center Alex Mack sprained his ankle on Monday, and it will prevent him from participating in drills this week in Indianapolis at the 2009 NFL Combine. “While preparing for the combine on Monday with my trainer, I suffered a sprained ankle,” Mack said. “The injury isn’t serious,…


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Polamalu and Ward Used New Vampire Blood Therapy

Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu have recently undergone a new procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy to help recover from injuries. The innovative injury uses a persons own blood to treat an injured area. read more here on this innovative blood injury treatment


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Former Steeler Donnie Shell Retires From Panthers

Donnie Shell, a member of the famed Pittsburgh Steelers\’ “Steel Curtain” defense in the 1970s and director of the Carolina Panthers\’ player development program for 15 years, announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday following a decorated career as a player and administrator. read more here on…


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Fred Taylor Will Not Be A Steeler

I am not too sure what SI writer Peter King is smoking, but to suggest that recently released Jaguar running back Fred Taylor could be a Steeler, it must be some good stuff. With Rashard Mendenhall surely to be recovered from his injury and Mewelde Moore likely to be kept…