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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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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 22nd – Deal Or No Deal Edition

Here is a pretty good look at where things stand following the owners vote on Thursday, but as John Clayton points out, the players feel pressured right now to accept the deal. Dejan Kovacevic explains why Steelers safety Troy Polamalu should have his contract extended as soon as the lockout is behind us. Polamalu\’s agent […]

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NFL Clubs Vote To Approve Comprehensive Agreement

OK, here is the outline of how things will go down pending the players voting to ratify the agreement. The Hall of Fame game has been cancelled. It also looks like the personal conduct policy will remain in full effect, but it looks like players will not be punished for comments. Good news for James […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #66 Football On The Horizon Episode

Episode #66 of The Terrible Podcast is up and in this episode David Todd and I (hopefully) close the books on Season 1. If the CBA gets signed, sealed and delivered we will resume our in-season schedule with three episodes a week and begin it all next week with Episode 1 of Season 2. We\’ll […]

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New CBA Could Protect Some Steelers Veterans From Being Cap Casualties

The early news this morning is that the new CBA could help teams keep high priced veterans as opposed to making them salary cap casualties. While PFT and others on Twitter have not expanded on this, it seems this could be some sort of soft cap that allows credits to players with a certain amount […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday July 21st – Are We There Yet Edition

Jeff Pash has said he expects the league and its players to continue working toward separate votes today on a new CBA that would end the four-month-old lockout. He thinks both sides are at the point where they can close. Reading between the lines I see it being Friday. John Clayton posted the cap situations […]

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Now You Can Prop Bet If James Harrison Will Be Released Or Fined

You can bet on damn near anything these days and now thanks to WagerWeb, you can place a prop bet on how much Steelers linebacker James Harrison will be be fined by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the comments he made in the recent issue of Men\’s Journal. The favorite thus far is the -200 […]

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Remembering The Tenders: Dennis Dixon Might Be Worth A 5th To Another Team

Last night I tweeted that everyone should keep in mind that the Steelers have (3) restricted free agent tenders and (1) exclusive rights free agent tender still pending with quarterback Dennis Dixon, tackle Tony Hills, safety Ryan Mundy and center Doug Legursky. I will now expand on that tweet and refresh your memory on what […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday July 20th – Pouncey Twins Invade ESPN Edition

Maurkice Pouncey and twin brother Mike Pouncey were all over ESPN on Tuesday and you can watch one of the interviews below with them and listen to the radio interview on the Scott Van Pelt Show. Maurkice thinks the team will get past the off field incidents quickly. Safety Ryan Clark joined 93.7 The Fan […]

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Steelers Post June 1st Salary Cap Relief Clarification

I wanted to give some clarification to the post June 1st cap rule in this article and point you to some updated numbers of mine in a previous post. In that post I pointed out the players that could be salary cap casualties as soon as the lockout is over and the 72 hour window […]

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A Few Free Agent 3rd Down Running Backs The Steelers Might Consider

The end of the lockout seems ever so close and the free agent signing period could now be less than a week away by many accounts. The Steelers have some housekeeping of their own to do right of the bat to get under the salary cap and I have posted in depth about that over […]

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