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Report: Max Starks Released, Willie Colon Could Be Re-Signed

Reports started building tonight that Steelers left tackle Max Starks would be released. Several of the major sites are now reporting that he has indeed been informed and will officially be released on Friday. Starks signed a 4-year, $26.3 million contract two years ago and is rumored to have shown up very heavy when he […]

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Report: Several Teams Show Interest In Willie Colon

It has been a very busy day on the free agent market and one of the Steelers unrestricted free agents, tackle Willie Colon, is reportedly drawing quite a bit of interest from several teams on Wednesday. Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com reported earlier today that the Seahawks, Bears and Bills all have interest in Colon, but […]

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Steelers Sign Southern Illinois UDFA QB Chris Dieker

The Steelers announced yet another undrafted free agent signing today as Southern Illinois quarterback Chris Dieker was signed today according to the Steelers website. Dieker measures in at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds and compiled a 20-9 record in his three years as a starter. He left Southern Illinois ranked in the top five in school history […]

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Report: Plaxico Burress To Visit Pittsburgh On Friday

ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen reports that it appears likely that wide receiver Plaxico Burress will meet with both the Giants and the Steelers later this week according to team and league sources. Burress reportedly will have dinner with Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on Friday night and the plans are for Burress to then fly […]

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Transcript Of The Ike Taylor Interview On The Jim Rome Show

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor joined Jim Rome on his radio show this afternoon to discuss his new four-year contract that he agreed to late Tuesday night. Taylor answered questions about why he chose to come back to Pittsburgh instead of signing elsewhere. Taylor ended by giving his thought on the James Harrison comments made about […]

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Report: Steelers Agree To Terms With K Shaun Suisham

The Chatham-Kent Daily Post is reporting that the Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent kicker Shaun Suisham. Terms of the new deal are not known at this time, but they report that they have confirmed with Suisham that their is an agreement is in place. Suisham can not officially sign until Friday […]

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Cornerbacks A Plenty Now & What The Return Of Taylor Means

The Steelers settled quite a few nerves across Steeler Nation last night when it was announced that veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has agreed in principle to a new 4-year contract that will likely allow him to finish his career in Pittsburgh. The contract of course cannot officially be signed until 6 p.m. Friday, but it […]

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Steelers Sign UDFA Punter Aaron Bates

The Steelers added a 19th undrafted free agent on Wednesday as it was announced that Michigan State punter Aaron Bates has been signed. Bates measures in at 6 feet, 198 pounds and played in all 52 games during his career with the Spartans where he also served as the teams holder. Bates ranked second in […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday July 27th – Swaggin For 4 More Years Edition

The big news late last night was that Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Ike Taylor has agreed in principle to a new four year contract that should allow him to finish his career in Pittsburgh. Great news if you are a Steelers fan. The latest episode of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd […]

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Steelers Re-Sign CB Ike Taylor To 4 Year Deal

Steelers unrestricted free agent cornerback Ike Taylor will not make to market as Adam Schefter is reporting via Twitter that he will likely end his career in Pittsburgh after agreeing to a new 4 year contract. Details of the contract are unavailable right now, but it means that Taylor is signed through the 2014 season. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Get Back To Business Episode

Today we unveil Season 2, Episode 1 (please help us come up with a better name) of The Terrible Podcast. The lockout is over finally and seemingly no real damage has been done, unless you own a bar or motel in Canton, as they have cancelled the Hall of Fame Game. David Todd and I […]

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Tuesday Update: Ike Taylor Still A Priority, Tiki Barber Never Was

Not much earth shattering news coming out of the Steelers South Side facility today other than the players reporting to do physicals and the announcement of the undrafted rookie signings. Ed Bouchette did write that the Steelers indeed have no interest in adding running back Tiki Barber, something I have been against for some time […]

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Saunders, Harvey & Gray Highlight Steelers Undrafted Free Agent List

The Steelers have finally announced their 18 undrafted free agents they will sign to contracts this morning and included in them are three players that will have many eyes on them during training camp and stand out above the others. These three players have perhaps the best outside shot at making the Steelers 53 man […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 26th – Steelers Football Is Back Edition

The Steelers have started to agree to terms with a few undrafted free agents and you can view the signings here. So far the list includes Anthony Gray, Weslye Saunders, Miguel Chavis, Terrence McCrae, Adam Mims and Colin Miller. As I caution in the post though, none of these should be considered official until the […]

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Steelers 2011 Undrafted Free Agent Signings

This post will serve as the running list of undrafted free agent players that have agreed to terms with the Steelers. I should note that I will try to confirm these as best as I can, but none of them should be considered official until the Steelers announce the signings. I have seen players commit […]

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Steelers Agree To Terms With Southern Mississippi UDFA DT Anthony Gray

The Steelers seem to have their first undrafted free agent commitment tonight as Southern Mississippi defensive tackle Anthony Gray has agreed to sign with the Steelers. Gray reportedly had it narrowed down to the Packers and Steelers according to a post on Facebook and chose the Steelers. Gray was reportedly worked out by the Steelers […]

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Steelers 2011 Training Camp Schedule

Below is the Steelers 2011 training camp schedule at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Players must report to camp by 3 p.m. Thursday with open practices beginning on Friday. The open workouts are free to the public, beginning daily at 2:55 p.m. and ending around 5 p.m. The public can enter the campus starting at […]

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Art Rooney II Monday Press Conference Talking Points

Steelers team president Art Rooney II met the media a short time ago to discuss the lockout ending and how the Steelers will now move forward to get ready for the start of free agency as well as getting under the salary cap. Below are the main talking points of his press confrerence. Rooney was […]

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Ben Volin Explains The 2011 $3 Million Veteran Salary Cap Credits

Ben Volin, who covers the Miami Dolphins for the Palm Beach Post, joined me for a short phone interview just a while ago to clarify the $3 million veteran salary cap credits included in the new labor agreement that teams can use in 2011 to give them some instant cap relief. Volin explained that teams […]

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Report: Steelers To Report To Training Camp Thursday At Latrobe

If things go well today with the players vote on the proposed CBA, the lockout will be lifted and the wild and crazy start of the NFL calender will then begin. Facilities will likely open either Tuesday or Wednesday and a report by Matt Pomeroy, the Manager of NFL Network Research, says that the Steelers […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday July 25th – Hope Running Out In Tennessee Edition

Albert Breer reports that all what remains is “a few small points” in the language and the goal is for the NFLPA to be able to present the completed document to its 13-man executive committee today with a vote to follow. Breer reports that the doors would open Tuesday and teams will be allowed to […]

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Limas Sweed Says He Is Anxious To Prove What He Is Made Of

Matt Mitchell of KVUE in Austin, Texas recently caught up with Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed a few days ago as he looks to make the Steelers 53 man roster this season after he missed the entire 2010 season due to a torn Achilles that he suffered last offseason. Sweed told Mitchell he has been […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Sunday July 24th – Pittsburgh 3 Man Tag Team Edition

The NFLPA and the league\’s owners have reached an agreement on the remaining points needed in their 10-year labor deal and now only requires a majority vote from the players on Monday to finalize the deal to end the lockout. Great news. rces-say Hard not to know now by now that Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley […]

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2011-2014 NFL Minimum Base Salaries

Based on the new CBA proposal that was ratified by the owners on Thursday, the minimum base salary of NFL players will rise $55,000 from last year. Those salaries will subsequently rise $15,000 annually over the next 3 years. Below is a chart that shows minimum base salaries broken down by year and accrued years […]

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Art Rooney II Says Ike Taylor Will Be A Priority Along With Extensions

Scott Brown recently posted some comments that Art Rooney II made today in regards to the Steelers plan once the free agency period opens. Rooney told Brown, “We may have to restructure some contracts and hopefully extend some contracts, so there’s going to have to be some work done from a salary cap point of […]

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Harrison Unlikely To Face Punishment For Comments About Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league lead negotiator Jeff Pash met the media yesterday after the owners voted 31-0 to ratify the new labor agreement deal and were asked if players who made comments during the offseason would be dealt with by the NFL under the personal conduct policy. Goodell said he in regards […]

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