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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – TCU CB Jason Verrett

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Steelers Likely To Go Small School Shopping Again For Cornerbacks

With less than a month to go until the 2014 NFL Draft, it is obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be addressing the cornerback position yet again and it will be surprising if they don’t double-dip. During the Kevin Colbert era, however, the Steelers haven’t had much success when it comes to drafting that position […]

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DeCastro Acknowledges Pouncey’s Injury Was A Big Mental Hurdle

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 first-round draft pick David DeCastro had a steep hurdle to climb in his rookie season when he and fellow offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert collided during a preseason game, which resulted in DeCastro tearing his ACL. He ended up missing most of the year, coming back for just the last three games to […]

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Cleveland Browns In A Dilemma Over C Alex Mack

For a franchise that has more salary cap space than anybody in the league, the Cleveland Browns certainly seem hesitant to spend it on one of the franchise’s best players, that being center Alex Mack. Instead of applying the franchise tag on him, the Browns chose the slightly cheaper route—by less than $2 million—applying the […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Quarterback

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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A Look At The Kelvin Benjamin Drops From 2013

We will continue on today talking more about Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and whether or not he should be considered as the first round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft. I have already documented Benjamin’s touchdowns from 2013 and it’s only fair that we have a look now at […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Defensive End

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he joined the team. Yesterday, however, […]

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NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith Supports Fight Of Student Athletes

The labor conversation surrounding college athletes is understandably a touchy subject for many people, a large percentage of whom choose to stay on the sidelines, rather than getting personally involved and throwing in their own voice. NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith elected not to be one of those individuals, penning an article posted on […]

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Lance Zierlein Goes Heavily Against The Grain With His Second Mock Draft Of The Offseason

On Tuesday, Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View released his second mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and this one really goes against what several of the mainstream draftniks currently have floating around right now. While he doesn’t offer up his reasoning behind the selection, Zierlein, son of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin

With the 2014 NFL Draft now roughly one month away, there seems to be one player that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially draft with the 15th overall selection that causes such a split in opinion as far as the fan base goes and that player is Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. If you follow […]

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Things We Think We Know With One Month To Go Until The Draft

We are now one month away from the 2014 NFL Draft and now is as good a time as any to go back over things that we think we know as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers needs and wants. Below are just a few of the things that are floating around in my head […]

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On The Steelers And Premature Evaluation

Generally speaking, I have passively been an advocate of Pro Football Focus at times by referencing their data when I see it fit to do so. I give them credit for taking on the herculean task of cataloging every snap from every team in every game and formulating a comprehensive system of analysis in an […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Linebacker

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Contract Extension For Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Not Guaranteed To Happen This Offseason

Not only is Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey coming off of a serious knee injury that cost him all but eight plays of the 2013 season, he’s also about to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Scott Brown of ESPN.com recently wrote that he believes the Steelers will get a long-term deal done […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Sixth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The hits keep coming as we continue to explore the best draft picks of all time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in their tradition of finding gems in small colleges the scouting team picked some real winners in round six making these selections the toughest so far. Just as reminder, our […]

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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Texas DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Cornerback

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Seventh Round

By Michael K. Reynolds If you’re wondering what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their seventh round draft pick this year history would suggest they should follow the words sung during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl. That’s when the no longer so Red Hot Chili Peppers chimed: Give it away…give it away…give […]

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