Archive | February, 2013

Report: 2013 NFL Salary Cap Number Now $123 Million

The 2013 final salary cap number is in. On Thursday Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the 2013 cap number is $123 million per team. Reports earlier in the week suggested that the number could come in north of $123 million, but the extra .9 is for benefits. Reports earlier in the offseason suggested that […]

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Steelers Claim QB John Parker Wilson Off Waivers From Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Wilson originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He spent three seasons in Atlanta and was waived prior to the start of the 2012 season. Wilson was signed to the Jaguars practice […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Contract Restructures, Salary Cap, Combine & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about the three contract restructures done so far on Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Lawrence Timmons. We let you know where this puts the team salary cap wise with less than two weeks to go until they need […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap Update: Three Restructures Down, One To Go?

Three contract restructures down and possibly one more to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the third player to have his contract restructured which resulted in $6 million in 2013 cap space being cleared. With the restructures of Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Lawrence Timmons now out of […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract of QB Ben Roethlisberger To Clear $6 Million In Cap Space

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers restructured the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday and the result of that now puts them under the estimated $123 million cap number. Roethlisberger is believed to have had $9 million of his $11.6 million base salary turned into a signing bonus via the restructure which would clear $6 […]

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Steelers Show Faith In LaMarr Woodley With Restructure

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to restructure the contract of linebacker LaMarr Woodley again this offseason despite his poor production in 2012. Assuming that restructure happens, it will show that the organization has confidence that Woodley will rebound in 2013. General manager Kevin Colbert was asked about Woodley during his talk with the media last […]

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Calming The Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Fears Following The Recent Contract Restructures

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not even through with their restructures this offseason and already there is concern about the damage that they are doing to 2014 and beyond by pushing forward more money. Fans go through this concern every year because most just don\’t understand the real numbers and what lies ahead. Thank God Omar […]

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Mike Tomlin Calls New Steelers WR Coach Richard Mann A Good Communicator

It has been a few weeks now since the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Richard Mann to be their new wide receivers coach to replace Scottie Montgomery, who left to return to Duke. Bob Labriola of steelers.com recently talked to head coach Mike Tomlin on their way back from the NFL combine and he asked him what […]

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Steelers 2013 Salary Cap Update: Two Restructures Down, Two To Go

Another day and another $3.08 million has been trimmed off of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 salary cap as wide receiver Antonio Brown had his contract restructured on Wednesday. When you couple that savings with the $5,343,750 million created on Tuesday by the contract restructure of linebacker Lawrence Timmons, you will see that $8,423,750 million has […]

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Details Of Lawrence Timmons Contract Restructure

The details of the contract restructure of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons are in via Pro Football Talk and it was pretty much what I expected it to be. Timmons had $4.625 million of his $5.375 base salary, along with his $2.5 million roster bonus due, turned into a signing bonus which now makes his […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of Antonio Brown

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing on with their contract restructures in an effort to get cap compliant by the March 12 deadline. On Tuesday it was reported that linebacker Lawrence Timmons restructured his contract and that move cleared $,5,343,750 million in 2013 cap space. Pro Football Talk reports Wednesday via Twitter that Antonio […]

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Don\’t Bet On Matt Cassel Reuniting With Todd Haley In Pittsburgh

According to several reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have a trade in place with the San Francisco 49ers that will allow them to acquire quarterback Alex Smith for a couple of draft picks once the new league year starts. The result of that trade will be release of quarterback Matt Cassel, who the Chiefs traded […]

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Extra Stats Derived From The NFL Scouting Combine Numbers

Now that we have all of the drill times and distances in from the 2013 NFL combine we can have a little fun with the numbers. Below is a table that list the offensive linemen, defensive lineman and linebackers. The table shows the height, weight and four other stats that are derived from various combine […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Prospect Profiles: OLB Jamie Collins – Southern Mississippi

Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins certainly turned a lot of heads this past week at the NFL combine and he most certainly could be a target of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first three rounds of the draft. Collins, who measured in at 6034, 250 pounds, set a combine broad jump record while in Indianapolis […]

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Steelers Salary Cap Update: 2013 Cap Number Could End Up Above $123 Million

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Tuesday that a source with knowledge told him that the 2013 NFL salary cap number could come in at $123 million or higher. That is great news if you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan as this number has slowly been inching up over the course of the […]

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Steelers Restructure Contract Of LB Lawrence Timmons

The first offseason contract restructure for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been taken care of as Albert Breer of NFL.com reports linebacker Lawrence Timmons has had his 2013 cap hit lowered roughly $5 million. Timmons was originally set to earn a $5.375 million base salary in 2013 and also had a roster bonus due him of […]

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Steelers Start Contract Restructuring Talks With Agents

If any of the news below shocks you then I would like to welcome you back from your stay underneath a rock. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently working with agents to restructure the contracts of a few players in order to get themselves underneath the […]

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You Shouldn\’t Expect Roethlisberger To Do Next Offseason What Brady Did This Offseason

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did his organization a huge favor on Monday when he signed a three-year contract extension. The move helps the Patriots lower the cap hit on Brady in 2013 and 2014 for starters, which will free up a ton of cap room to work with during free agency. In his […]

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Report: Steve Breaston To Visit With Steelers Tuesday

Eric Metz, the agent for free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston, met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and on Tuesday his client will be in Pittsburgh for a visit. According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Breaston is also expected to visit the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday. The Detroit […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Prospect Profiles: OLB Corey Lemonier – Auburn

One player that certainly helped his stock at the NFL combine this past week was Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier, who projects to be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly have a need for another young outside linebacker prospect and Lemonier figures to be drafted in either the second or […]

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Steelers Might Have To Wait Until The Later Rounds To Draft An Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly could use an inside linebacker in the upcoming 2013 draft as position is mighty thin and likely to get thinner depending on the ability of Sean Spence being able to come back from the knee injury that he suffered last preseason. Should Larry Foote ultimately end up being re-signed, and it […]

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Antonio Brown Admits Awkwardness Existed With Mike Wallace Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace was absent for all of training camp last year due to his unhappiness with his contract situation. During his time away from the team the Steelers gave fellow wide receiver Antonio Brown an extension that included an 8.5 million signing bonus. Brown was asked last Wednesday on 98.7 ESPN […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking NFL Combine Results, NFL Draft, Sean Spence & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk first about what we have observed over the course of the first few days of the 2013 NFL combine and how it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers. We talk offensive linemen, wide receivers, running backs, tight ends, as […]

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Do The Steelers Have Cooper Rated Higher On Their Draft Board Than Warmack?

Alabama guard Chance Warmack is regarded by many as the top interior linemen in the 2013 draft class. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock even went as far to say that he might very well be the best football player in this draft. If Warmack is indeed number the number one interior lineman on several of […]

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Steelers Met With West Virginia QB Geno Smith During NFL Combine

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith had a solid showing at the NFL combine on Sunday and during his NFL Network interview he admitted that the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of many teams that he met with while in Indianapolis. Smith is expected to be long gone by the time that the 17th pick rolls around, […]

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Report: Agent For Willie Colon Says Guard Hasn\’t Been Asked To Take Pay Cut

As the days click down to the start of the new league year date of March 12, the name of Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon will remain a talking point as he is one of a handful players that could possibly be released, restructured, or asked to take a cut in salary prior to the […]

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