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Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

One week away from the draft. But the last two weeks have felt just as crazy. For the record, we’ll still do a chat next Thursday, same time, on the day of the draft. I’m also aiming to do a Periscope session tomorrow, though I still barely know how it…



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The Optimist’s Take: Jesse James In Pecking Order

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Defensive End

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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The Pessimist’s Take: First-Round Risk Vs Reward

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Steelers 2016 Pre-Draft Roster Lock Exercise

With the start of the 2016 NFL Draft now almost one full week away, I thought that today would be the perfect time to conduct our annual pre-draft exercise that centers around the discussion of perceived locks when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 53-man roster. Below, I have…


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Breaking: Browns Trade Out Of 2nd Pick With Eagles

Is this an NFL first? Serious question. The #1 and #2 picks have been traded in the same year. The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a deal that would allow Philly to move up to the #2 spot with the Browns kicking back to #8. Here are all…


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Recent Cap Relief Not Enough To Make It Into Regular Season

Although the release of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen hardly came as a surprise, the timing and manner of release did surprise some, including myself. In particular, I was surprised to see that he was not released with a post-June designation for a very simple reason, that being the fact that…



TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) races to the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown against Southern Methodist at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

2016 NFL Draft: WR True Heights

As we did for the cornerbacks yesterday, we’re looking at combine-invite wide receivers to determine their “true height,” adding up their height, arm length, and vertical. This is the third straight season we’ve conducted this. As we did with the corners, I made sure to look at Pro Day numbers…


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The Optimist’s Take: First-Round Risk Vs Reward

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Interior OL

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Improved Tackling Efficiency

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…