Steelers practice squad center Doug Legursky signed a two-year deal with the Steelers shortly after the team returned from Tampa Bay. The deal is predicated on Legursky making the active roster. The former Marshall Thundering Herd offensive lineman spent the 2008 season on the practice squad, but apparently made a good impression. “It’s just the standard two-year contract,” Legursky said. “I still have to make the team. I mean, they can cut you any time they want. But I plan on doing my best to make that roster.”
The NFL Players Association has released the 2009 NFL Franchise/Transition tender amounts. NFL teams have from February 5th - 19th, 2009 to designate a player who would otherwise be an Unrestricted Free Agent on February 27 as a Franchise or Transition Player.
Players designated a Franchise or Transition Player are guaranteed a one-year contract at either the average of the top five Prior Year Salaries at their position (Franchise designation) or the average of the top 10 Prior Year Salaries at their position (Transition designation). If a designated player’s Prior Year Salary is above the Read more [...]
Below is a sortable table of the college players invited to the 2009 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The date of the NFL combine runs from February 18th-24th. Below are the position groups, camp numbers, positions and colleges.
2009 NFL Combine Results
* denotes underclassman
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Steelers LB James Harrison was a steal this past year, salary wise. All of that has changed now. Harrison has one year left on his current contract and reportedly both sides have talked about a new contract. Harrison was selected the NFL's defensive player and his 100-yard interception return proved huge in the Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII.
"I was hoping we'd get $100," Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said with a laugh while in Honolulu, where he joined Harrison for this week's Pro Bowl.
Harrison signed his current contract before the 2006 NFL season when he was a backup linebacker. He earned Read more [...]
Here is an early look at the Steelers 2009 salary cap situation. These numbers are not exact, but to the best of my research are close. Listed is the 2009 base salary of players under contract and the estimated 2009 cap charge. The 2009 NFL salary cap is set to be 127 million dollars per team and my best estimation, the Steelers are right at about 100 million. This means they are roughly 27 million under the cap at this time. I will break down who will likely be a cap casualty in future post, but as of right now, I could see Larry Foote and Kendall Simmons as possible cap casualties. Please note Read more [...]
Lost in the excitement of the interception by linebacker James Harrison for a touchdown as the first half expired in Super Bowl 43 is the fact that the Steelers would have had one more play. If Harrison would have been ruled down at the half foot line, the Steelers would of been allowed one more play because of the personal foul facemask penalty on Cardinals tackle Elton Brown, before the turnover occurred. The Steelers would have been given the ball half the distance from the spot of the tackle and given one more play even with the clock being expired in the half. VP of Officiating, Mike Pereira, Read more [...]
Video of the Super Bowl 43 Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation to Dan Rooney made by Joe Namath, Commissioner Roger Goodell and NBC reporter Dan Patrick. Patrick interviews, head coach Mike Tomlin, MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor had a fantastic 45 minutes of football on Super Bowl Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals. The only problem is that Taylor came up 15 minutes short. Taylor blanketed Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the first three quarters of football, holding him to just one catch for 12 yards. What happened after that almost cost the Steelers their sixth NFL championship. Fitzgerald, a former University of Pittsburgh star, added 6 catches for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns all in the fourth quarter against Taylor. Fitzgerald's first touchdown came on a fade pattern to the Read more [...]
Video of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin day after the Super Bowl press conference on Monday following the 27-23 win versus the Arizona Cardinals. also below is the transcript.
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(opening statement) “I think first and foremost, I’d like to just tip my hat to the Arizona Cardinals organization, their coaches and players. That was a fierce battle we had last night. Hopefully it was entertaining to the fans of the game. Hopefully it honored those who coached and played the game before us with Read more [...]
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that a Super Bowl parade to celebrate the Steelers win in Super Bowl 43 will be held tomorrow at noon, according to a press release from the mayor's office.
The victory parade will take a similar route as the Pittsburgh traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which usually begins at Mellon Arena and makes it way through Downtown Pittsburgh.
The mayor's office also said that more details about the parade would be released later Monday afternoon.
This should put to rest the fact that Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes did indeed have two feet down in the endzone for the winning touchdown catch in Super Bowl 43 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Below is another zoom shot of this picture here:
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Video of the holding call on Steelers C Justin Hartwig in Super Bowl 43 versus the Arizona Cardinals that resulted in a safety. This could be argued that it wasn't really a hold as much as he got bullrushed and DE Chike Okeafor fell on top of him.
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in a fantastic finish to Super Bowl 43 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes managed to keep two feet inbounds while catching the game-winning 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds remaining in the game, capping a 78-yard drive.
The Steelers became the first NFL team to boast six Super Bowl wins, breaking a tie with Dallas and San Francisco, but the NFL's No. 1 defense had few answers for Arizona Cardinal quarterback Kurt Warner in the fourth quarter. Warner Read more [...]