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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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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday July 19th – 80% Of Deebo Still Dangerous Edition

John Harris reports that linebacker James Harrison is probably about 80-85 percent right now according to his agent Bill Parise. Harrison has undergone two back procedures this offseason. [phpbay]Steelers James Harrison, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay] Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing Hanesbrands for ending their endorsement deal with him a few months back because of […]

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Steelers 2010 Secondary Gets A Little More Credit Where Credit Is Due

I wrote back in mid April how the Steelers cornerbacks did not get enough credit last season as they played the Dick LeBeau system pretty well. It seems everyone only wants to remember the loses against Saints, Patriots and Packers though. Most seem to forget that those three teams all have pretty good quarterbacks and […]

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Mendenhall Suing Hanesbrands For Ending Endorsement Deal With Champion

According to a tweet by Ken Rice of KDKA, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing Hanesbrands for ending his endorsement deal with Champion earlier this offseason. Champion announced in a May statement that they were ending their business relationship with Mendenhall because the company didn\’t think he could appropriately represent the company going forward […]

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The Cost Of Cutting James Harrison For Speaking His Mind

Many in Steeler Nation are overreacting to the latest comments Steelers linebacker James Harrison made in the August issue of Men\’s Journal and are crazily suggesting that the Steelers release Harrison because of it. Outside of it being ludicrous to cut one of, if not the best, outside pass rushing linebackers in the league, it […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday July 18th – NFLPA Likely To Have Back Of Harrison Edition

Mark Madden is at it again and this time he calls linebacker James Harrison an embarrassment for Pittsburgh and thinks the Steelers should suspend Harrison for the week one game against the Ravens. Perhaps Madden needs to think about taking some anger management classes as well. Speaking of Harrison, the recently retired Mike Vrabel doesn\’t […]

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Ryan Clark Gives His Thoughts On The James Harrison Article & Roger Goodell

Steelers safety Ryan Clark joined the great Josina Anderson and Zubin Mehenti Saturday night for their NFL chat segment on KDVR Fox 31 in Denver for a lengthy interview. Anderson and Mehenti asked Clark about what he has been doing during the lockout and his thoughts on the recent explosive article on linebacker James Harrison […]

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Steelers Potential 2011 Salary Cap Casualties

The latest news concerning the 2011 salary cap per Albert Breer and Jason La Canfora is that it is now projected to be roughly $123 million per team. They state as a practical matter that it will “feel” more like $130 million to teams when the cap credits and new cap exceptions are factored in. […]

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Hines Ward Says He Is Leaving DUI Charge In The Hands Of His Attorney

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward as issued a small statement via his Facebook page this morning following his DUI arrest this past Saturday morning. Ward thanks all of his fans for their love and support and says he is leaving things now in the hands of his attorney. He notes that he has been working […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday July 15th – Final Friday Of Lockout Edition

Steelers linebacker James Harrison released an apology type statement last night and several teammates have started to show their support of him. The two sides agreed to rookie wage scale on Thursday and the lockout is getting ever so closer to ending. They also reached a tentative agreement to make the 2011 salary cap $120 […]

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