Articles by Dave Bryan


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Steelers Day One 2009 Draft Recap

If ever there was a great year to pick last in every round, this was the year. The 2009 draft class is very thin on blue chip prospects. Sure there will be some great players that contribute for many years and perhaps a future Hall of Famer or two, but…


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Steelers Trade 2nd Round Pick To Broncos

The Steelers traded out of round two during the 2009 NFL draft, the Steelers traded the 64th pick overall to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos used the pick to draft North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn. The Steelers received the Broncos two 3rd round picks, which is the 15th and…


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Steelers Ziggy Hood First Round Pick Interview

[phpbay]Ziggy Hood, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay] Here is the media interview of Steelers first round draft pick Evander “Ziggy” Hood after being selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://static.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/25/16/Ziggy_104869.WMA Evander “Ziggy” Hood: Should it be Evander, or Ziggy? Whatever you prefer. How did you feel when you saw your…


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Steelers Draft DT Evander Hood With First Pick

The Steelers drafted Missouri defensive tackle Evander “Ziggy” Hood with their first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The pick was the 32nd selection overall. Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 300 pounds Position: Defensive tackle Hometown: Amarillo, Texas (Palo Duro HS) Senior year: 62 tackles (31 solo), 5 sacks, 7 tackles…


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Steelers Sign Hines Ward To Contract Extension

The Steelers and Hines Ward have come to a contract agreement that his agent said today will be either for four or five years. The new contract reduces his salary this season and provides Ward with a signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the five years of the contract,…


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2009 First Round Mock Draft

Always a few surprises and mine goes against the grain, but here his my first round mock draft. 1. LIONS: QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia 2. RAMS: OT Jason Smith, Baylor 3. CHIEFS: OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest 4. SEAHAWKS: DT B.J. Raji, Boston College 5. BROWNS: DE Brian Orakpo, Texas…


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Steelers Draft Day Hat

Buy the 2009 Steelers Draft Day Hat Now! These will likely sell out quickly. Click Here For The Steelers Draft Day Hat


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Steelers Sign Free Agent CB Keiwan Ratliff

In a surprising pre draft free agent move, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Colts free agent cornerback Keiwan Ratliff to a one-year contract on Friday. Ratliff reportedly visited the Steelers this past week and was interested in signing, but the Steelers were strapped salary cap wise. The signing of Ratliff takes…


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The Player I Most Want To See The Steelers Draft

North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn does not look like much on paper as he caught just 12 passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns during his career at UNC, but do not let the stats fool you. Quinn has shown he has good hands at the combine…



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Draft Day Trades Likely For The Steelers

The Steelers currently have 9 draft picks for this weekends 2009 NFL draft, but do not be surprised if they come out of the draft with only 6 or 7 players. The likelihood of the Steelers trading away a few picks to move up in the early or middle rounds…


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Former Steeler John Banaszak Hospitalized After Aneurysms

Robert Morris University assistant football coach and former Steeler defensive end John Banaszak, has been hospitalized and is in critical condition at Allegheny General Hospital after reportedly suffering multiple aneurysms. Banaszak is a 3 time Super Bowl Champion and was a starter for the Steelers in Super Bowls XIII &…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 23rd

The Tribune-Democrat beat writer Jim Wexell breaks down North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer breaks down the cornerback draft need of the Steelers. Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review takes a look at the defensive linemen the Steelers could select. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh…


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Ike Taylor Restructures Contract

The NFLPA website is showing that Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has restructured his contract to free up some cap room. The new base salary in 2009 for Taylor is $2,640,000.00 versus the previous amount of $3,500,000.00. Taylor signed a five-year, $23.75 million contract that included a $6.4 million signing bonus…