Articles by Dave Bryan

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Gary Russell Released Due To Marijuana Bust In Columbus?

Steel City Insider is reporting that recently released running back Gary Russell may not have been a salary cap dump after all. The site is reporting that a house in Columbus, Ohio where Russell was staying was part of a drug bust where marijuana was found. This is still a…


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Some Likely Post Draft Cuts

Following the upcoming NFL draft the Steelers will begin the process of signing the draft picks. As those draft picks sign, the likelihood of their salary counting against the top 51 salaried players begins. At the current time, the Steelers are right up against the cap limit of $127,000,00.00, thus…


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A Few Ohio State Buckeyes Could Be Future Steelers

The buzz around the Steelers draft complex has been heavy this spring with talk about some Ohio State Buckeye draft prospects. The Steelers were front and center for the Buckeye pro day and the Steelers have been successful at robbing the state of Ohio of NFL caliber players over the…



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Steelers Monday Pre Draft OTA Press Conference

Head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert held their pre-draft press conference on Monday afternoon down on the South Side. Both addressed various topics including, the Roscoe Parrish rumors, the release of Gary Russell, the Max Starks contract, players in their final contract year, draft prospects…


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Steelers 2009 OTA Monday Injury Report

Long snapper Jared Retkofsky did not practice on Monday due to an injured right arm suffered in an off season motorcycle accident. Veteran long snapper Greg Warren snapped in practice today as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last season. Running back Rashard Mendenhall, punter Daniel Sepulveda and quarterback…


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Colbert Says Russell Release Was Salary Cap Related

Steelers director of football operations, Kevin Colbert, said on Monday that recently jettisoned running back Gary Russell was released last week to free up space salary cap wise. The Steelers needed the salary cap room to re-sign free agent backup quarterback Charlie Batch. Russell has since signed with division rival…


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Steelers First Round Draft Picks By Position Since 1970

Below is the list by position of the first round draft picks the Steelers have made since 1970. Judging by history and current needs of the Steelers, it is a pretty safe assumption that the 2009 first round pick will be a cornerback, offensive lineman or wide receiver. 7 Defensive…



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Eight Steeler Players Absent For First 2009 OTA

Eight Steeler players were absent from the first of fourteen organized team activities on Monday. OTA sessions are not mandatory, but are encouraged by the coaching staff. Of the eight players listed below, most are expected to attend the post draft mini camp on May 1st. Absent OTA Players WR…


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Steelers Interested In Trading For Bills WR Parrish?

The Buffalo Bills are trying desperately to deal wide receiver Roscoe Parrish by draft day and the Steelers very well could be the dance partner. The asking price is reportedly a fourth round pick, one the Steelers might have pegged as using on drafting a receiver. The Bills drafted Parrish…


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Steelers Bring In Final Three Draft Prospects On Friday

The Steelers brought in their final three draft prospects for visits on Friday in preparation for next weekend\’s draft. The Friday visitors were: cornerback Ellis Lankster of West Virginia, cornerback Mike Mickens of Cincinnati and wide receiver Louis Murphy of Florida. The Steelers have now reached the limit of 30…


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Steelers Visit With Five More Draft Prospects On Wednesday

The Steelers hosted five more NFL draft prospects on wednesday. These prospects were Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith, Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas, San Jose State defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert, Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jason Cherry and Michigan State defensive end Brandon Long. The Steelers have now brought in a total…


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2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule

PRESEASON Thursday, Aug. 13 vs. Cardinals 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Aug. 22 @ Redskins 7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) Saturday, Aug. 29 vs. Bills 7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) Thursday, Sept. 3 @ Panthers 8 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) REGULAR SEASON Thursday, Sept. 10 vs. Titans 8:30 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Sept 20 @…


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Steelers Re-sign Backup Quarterback Charlie Batch

The Steelers re-signed free agent backup quarterback, Charlie Batch on Tuesday to a one year contract. The contract is reportedly for $895,000 that includes a $50,000 signing bonus. Batch is entering his 11th season in the NFL at the age of 34. Batch suffered a broken clavicle last pre-season and…