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Disappointing Season Of Steelers 2012 Draft Class Ends With Chris Rainey Being Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with running back Chris Rainey on Thursday following his arrest for battery on his girlfriend earlier in the day. With his release it pretty much puts an exclamation point on the disappointing season had by the 2012 draft class. While not his fault, first-round draft pick David DeCastro was lost […]

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Steelers Sign David DeCastro

The 2012 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is now all under contract as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that first round draft pick, guard David DeCastro, has come to terms on a four-year contract that is estimated to be worth just under $8 million. The Detroit Lions signing of their first round draft pick, […]

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Steelers Sign 3rd Round Draft Pick Sean Spence

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly come to terms with third round draft pick Sean Spence on Tuesday according to Pro Football Talk. The deal for Spence is a four-year deal per the norm and should come in at a total of around $2.6 million and include a signing bonus just over $500,000. His base salaries […]

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Steelers Figure To Have David DeCastro Under Contract Soon

I posted recently about what likely was the hold up on the Pittsburgh Steelers getting first round draft pick David DeCastro under contract. Now it seems like the logjam ahead of DeCastro is starting to move thanks to the New England Patriots drawing the line in the sand this past week with their first round […]

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Ohio State Players Will No Longer Miss OTA Sessions Starting Next Season

If you have not heard by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers first and second round draft picks, guard David DeCastro and tackle Mike Adams, will not be able to take part in the teams\’ first OTA session that takes place this upcoming week because the semesters have not ended at their respective schools. Both Ohio State […]

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Report: Todd Haley Did Not Lobby Steelers To Draft Chris Rainey

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 draft this past April, it seemed as if the selection had the finger prints of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley all over it. Many have pondered that Rainey would be the Steelers 2012 version of Kansas City Chiefs […]

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Steelers Could Have To Wait A Little Longer To Get David DeCastro Signed

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven of their nine draft picks thus far and while their third round pick, linebacker Sean Spence, is expected to sign sometime this week or next, it could end up being a little longer before first round pick David DeCastro is under contract. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Running Backs

The 2012 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a few weeks behind us now. I have already posted about the state of the offensive and defensive line positions following the draft and today we will look at the state of the running back depth chart following the draft. Rashard Mendenhall – Mendenhall is entering the […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. What an addition. How many teams added a guy in the 5th round that had everyone talking? There is no doubt that Rainey is a high level talent, but is he a high risk high reward type of player? This is the big question on his shoulders. Eternally positive Pittsburgh […]

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Hoke Says It Could Take A Year Or Two For Ta\’amu To Play Comfortably In Steelers Scheme

Chris Hoke may have retired this offseason, but he stays active in the media and he joined 93.7 The Fan Thursday morning for an interview. Hoke, who backed up Casey Hampton at nose tackle for  the Pittsburgh Steelers for over a decade, was asked about fourth round draft pick Alameda Ta\’amu. Hoke said, “I tell […]

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Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Pick Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed yet another one of their draft picks today as it is being announced by the team that guard Kelvin Beachum, the last of their four seventh-round draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, has come to terms on a four-year contract worth an estimated $2.143 million. The base salaries for […]

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The Story On David Paulson Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oregon tight end David Paulson in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft and he will certainly have the odds against him making the 53 man roster. Paulson will not be able to roll up to training camp and be given anything but a chance to earn […]

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Steelers Should Pull A Jeff Reed With Kicker Grant Ressel

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly made it a point of emphasis to draft players this year to address areas of need at certain positions: David DeCastro and Mike Adams at guard and tackle, respectively, Sean Spence at inside linebacker, Alameda Ta’amu at nose tackle, and Chris Rainey at running back. One position that […]

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Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Picks David Paulson & Terrence Frederick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have two more of their draft picks now under contract as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that both tight end David Paulson and cornerback Terrence Frederick have come to terms on Wednesday. Both Paulson and Frederick were seventh round compensatory draft picks. Paulson was selected with the 33rd pick in seventh round […]

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Give Respect Where It\’s Due

By Christopher DiMarino We\’re almost three weeks removed from the 2012 NFL draft and the excitement still hasn\’t settled as we move into the lull between the draft and training camp. This lull will lead to everyone severely over analyzing the draft and mainly who got who where. The reality is that only time will […]

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Steelers Sign 2nd Round Draft Pick Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their fourth draft pick on Tuesday as second round tackle Mike Adams has come to terms according to Ed Bouchette on Twitter. Adams joins Alameda Ta\’amu, Chris Rainey and Toney Clemons as draft picks signed thus far. There was speculation that Adams would have part or all of his signing bonus […]

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Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Pick Toney Clemons

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have signed the first of their four seventh-round draft picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, wide receiver Toney Clemons. The financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed, but the deal will total out at around $2.15 million and include base salaries of $390,000. $480,000, $570,000 and […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Rookie Camp & First Round Trade That Wasn\’t Episode

Season 2, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off the show by answering a question we received from a listener about the the history of the podcast and how both of us came about getting together to do it. After the intro we get right into talking […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Defensive Line

The 2012 NFL draft is now complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers added one defensive lineman in the form of Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu as part of their nine selections. With the draft and free agency now behind us, it is time to take the yearly look at the state of the Steelers defensive line […]

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Report: Steelers Had Draft Day Trade In Place With Jets To Move Up For DeCastro

Some interesting news Monday night via Jason La Canfora on Twitter as he reports the Pittsburgh Steelers had a draft day trade in place with the New York Jets to move up to the 16th spot in the first round to select guard David DeCastro. According to a tweet by La Canfora, the Jets were […]

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Steelers Sign 5th Round Draft Pick Chris Rainey

In addition to signing fourth round draft pick Alameda Ta\’amu on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have also signed their fifth round draft pick Chris Rainey. The four-year contract is expected to total out at around $2.282 million and include a signing bonus of around $182,000. The base salaries for Rainey are $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 & […]

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Steelers Sign 4th Round Draft Pick Alameda Ta\’amu

The Pittsburgh Steelers have their first member of the 2012 draft class under contract now as fourth round pick Alameda Ta\’amu has signed his four year contract. All draft picks must sign four year deals according to the new CBA. Prior to the new CBA being reached last year, the Steelers had previously made a […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 1: Collegiate Stats

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a lightning bolt when they selected Chris Rainey in the 5th of the 2012 NFL draft. Harnessing that lightning will be an arduous task, but one that will also breed excitement throughout Steeler Nation. How better to forecast his potential as a Steeler then by looking into his […]

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Colossal Dividends If Mike Adams Flourishes

By Jeremy Hritz It has been one week since the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft, and there is one player that has intrigued me to the point of distraction. There are no doubts surrounding the impact that David DeCastro will make in his rookie year. Players selected rounds three through seven will not […]

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Steelers Draft Shows They Appear To Be Comfortable With Outside Linebacker Depth

Heading into the 2012 NFL draft it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have interest in drafting not only an inside linebacker, but an outside linebacker as well. Of their 30 allowed pre draft visitors, 4 were considered 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the form of Nick Perry, Andre Branch, Cam Johnson and Olivier […]

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Steelers Drafted Sean Spence For His Instincts, Not His Measureables

When you look at the NFL scouting combine and pro day measurables of the Pittsburgh Steelers third round draft pick Sean Spence, you might not be overly impressed. His 5 foot, 11 inch height combined with his 231 pound weight certainly has you envisioning a pretty smallish linebacker. Even Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review […]

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