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Statement From Art Rooney II On Lockout

Steelers President Art Rooney II has issued a statement on the recent labor talk breakdowns and decertification Friday by the NFLPA. Below is the statement released today: I am very disappointed that we were not successful in reaching an agreement with the Players Association in the round of mediation that the Players Association walked away […]

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Full Copy Of Anti-Trust Lawsuit Filed By Nine Players

Nine players have filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the NFL following the decertification of the NFLPA on Friday. The players names listed on the lawsuit are Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robinson, Osi Umenyiora and Mike Vrabel. It is also stated on behalf of all […]

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Summary Of NFL Proposal To NFLPA Released

On the NFL Labor site, they have released what they are calling a summary of the proposal the NFL made to the NFLPA. Should be be aware as you read these releases going forward, you know which side is putting them out as one side is surely to twist things to make it look like […]

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Goodell Sends Email To Fans About Decision Of Union

Hours after the NFLPA decided to decertify on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out the following email about the decision of the union to decertify. This is merely the posturing on the NFL side and both sides are calling each other liars as of tonight and that neither side had any intentions of getting […]

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1st Round Underclassmen Cornerbacks Success Rate Using Approximate Value

I was doing some research on 1st round underclassmen cornerbacks that have been drafted over the years and came across this article a few years back by Pat Kirwan on NFL.com. Kirwan looked at the risk involved by position of the underclassmen drafted in the 1st round going back ten years at the time. I […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday March 11th – Respect Me Ike Edition

Steelers free agent cornerback Ike Taylor was on the Get Up Sports radio show Thursday and it was a pretty candid interview. Taylor also scolded fans for always getting on the secondary and says they need to respect them more and stop being so critical. You can listen below. Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic address […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Present For Miami Hurricanes Pro Day

It should be no surprise that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is in South Florida today at the University of Miami Pro Day. Tomlin is for sure taking a closer look at cornerback Brandon Harris. Harris had a good showing at the NFL Combine recently and is certainly one of the top 5 corners in […]

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Steelers PR Man Dave Lockett Leaving

Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette reported via Twitter that the Steelers public relations coordinator, Dave Lockett is leaving. Lockett has served as the Steelers PR man since May of 2005 after replacing Ron Wahl, who spent seven years in the job. Prior to being the public relations coordinator, Lockett served as the team\’s public relations […]

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Steelers Have No Room For Tiki Barber & He Is Not A Fit

The news came across a few hours ago that Pittsburgh has emerged as a possible landing spot for the soon-to-be no-longer-retired running back, Tiki Barber. Now I warn this is coming from the New York Post and midway through the article Mark Lepselte, Tiki\’s agent, said he has not spoken to any teams about Barber. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday March 10th – Tomlin Not Cutting Cheese In Wisconsin Edition

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was present for the Wisconsin Pro Day on Wednesday as tackle Gabe Carimi, defensive end J.J. Watt and tight end Lance Kendricks were all on display. All three seem to be on the Steelers radar in one capacity or another. Despite not yet signing free agent cornerback Ike Taylor, Ed […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Trai Essex

Guard/Tackle Trai Essex – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $806,000 Base – $1,056,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Our free agent analysis have become quite popular so we will continue onward with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next […]

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Success Rate Of 1st Round Tackles From 1995-2010 Using Approximate Value Method

In this exercise I wanted to take a hard look at the 1st round tackles drafted since 1995 and the success not only through the first five years, but more specifically in years one through three. This is by no means a fail safe measurement stick, but nearly a look at the 1st round tackles […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday March 9th – Pharaoh Sacked In An Elevator Edition

Steelers scout Mark Gorscak was present for the Tuesday Alabama A&M Pro Day where little known defensive tackle Frank Kearse was on display. Also on display were tackle Anquez Jackson, defensive tackle Korey Morrison, running back Ulysses Banks, inside linebacker Afu Okosun and wide receiver Rashad Johnson. Gorscak commented on only Kearse and Jackson in […]

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Lake May Be Just What Keenan Lewis Needs To Turn The Corner & Become A Corner

The Steelers named Carnell Lake as their new defensive backs coach on Monday and it looks like a solid hire from the outside. I documented the job Lake did in his one season coaching the UCLA defensive backs last week and Lake certainly has the resume as a former player. Lake played both safety and […]

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Steelers Also Tendered Punter Daniel Sepulveda

Ed Bouchette reported this morning that punter Daniel Sepulveda was also tendered a contract last week with the other 5 players. Once again that tender could mean nothing just like the Willie Colon, Matt Spaeth and William Gay tenders as Sepulveda has 4 years accrued and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. The […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday March 8th – A Bus Load Of Optimism Edition

Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was down in Jacksonville at a Latitude 30 bowling alley grand opening and said he thinks the owners and players will reach deal soon. Bettis was checking out the bowling alley as he is planning to open one in Pittsburgh. The big news on Monday was the announcement that […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Mewelde Moore

Running Back Mewelde Moore – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $1,475,000 Base – $1,925,000 Cap Charge Analysis: We motor on with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is running back Mewelde Moore. Moore […]

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Top 2010 NFL Cornerbacks NFL Combine Results Compared To 2011 Top CB Prospects

After every NFL Combine is over, everyone immediately starts looking to the combine results as a form of measurement of future success. We have seen time and time again how these numbers are often forced to hold too much water in measuring the potential success. With the Steelers certainly having a need at the cornerback […]

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Steelers Hire Carnell Lake As New Defensive Backs Coach

It was just announced a little while ago that former Steelers safety Carnell Lake has been hired to replace Ray Horton as the new defensive backs coach for the Steelers. Lake played 10 seasons with the Steelers and was a five-time Pro Bowl safety from (1989-98). Lake interviewed last Wednesday with Steelers head coach Mike […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Doug Legursky

Center/Guard Doug Legursky – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: EFA (exclusive rights free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $395,000 Base – $395,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Onward and upward we go with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is center/guard Doug Legursky. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday March 7th – Pro Days Begin Edition

Now that the 2011 NFL Combine is over, players will be performing for scouts and coaches at their pro days. NFL.com has a blog section set up to report on these daily so you can keep up with them. The Lebanon Daily News has a piece on Steve Saunders, the personal trainer of Steelers James […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Greg Warren

Long Snapper Greg Warren – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: UFA (unrestricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $700,000 Base – $832,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Picking up steam now with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers 18 free agents and up next up for analysis is long snapper Greg Warren. […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Dennis Dixon

Quarterback Dennis Dixon – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: RFA (restricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $470,000 Base – $513,000 Cap Charge Analysis: Onward we go with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers free agents as we hopefully head towards some sort of free agency soon. Next up for […]

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Steelers 2011 Free Agents Player Analysis: Tony Hills

Tackle Tony Hills – Steelers 2011 Free Agent Free Agent Classification: RFA (restricted free agent) 2010 Salary Estimation: $470,000 Base – $572,000 Cap Charge Analysis: As the labor situation draws on, we continue on now with our breakdown player by player of each of the Steelers free agents. Next up for analysis is tackle Tony […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 1.0

It is the Friday after the 2011 NFL Combine has wrapped up and time to get a starting point for the Steelers 2011 mock draft series. Below is what I deem to be a starting point for players I think the Steelers will have a shot at drafting in each round and their combine numbers. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday March 4th – Shiver Me Tenders Edition

The Steelers have tendered contracts to four more players besides Willie Colon. I explained each tender offer here of both the restricted and unrestricted free agents and what it means going forward. Ed Bouchette breaks down the NFL labor negotiations and puts them in a Q & A format that is easy to understand. He […]

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