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Celebrating Polamalu: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday and I hope that all of you had a tremendous week like I did. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided to retire, so this week’s five question session will be dedicated entirely to him. He certainly did provide all of us a ton of great memories during…


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Sorting Out The Safety Position After Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have had all of the offseason, and even much of the regular season, to prepare for the inevitable, which was the parting of ways with safety Troy Polamalu. Sources warned for some time that the front office wanted him to retire, but would release him if necessary….


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Steelers, Bell Should Have A Case In Appeal Of Suspension

A day after the NFL handed down a one-game suspension for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, the league issued its punishment for Le‚ÄôVeon Bell on Thursday, and it came down harder than most anticipated. It was announced yesterday that the All-Pro running back would be suspended for the…


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Troy Polamalu, The Timely Magician Between The Hash Marks

We learned late last night that Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro strong safety Troy Polamalu informed the organization of his intentions to retire after playing 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the team that drafted him back in 2003 in the first round of the draft. Since then, Polamalu played in…


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Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Specialists

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 31

This Thursday turned out to be a much bigger day around the AFC North than might have anticipated in the morning, and most of the focus centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers, who got some news about a couple of their players, which I will address in more detail in separate…



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Video: Epic Highlights Of Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalau has decided to retire and as I mentioned in an earlier post, his career highlight film would likely last 30 minutes if not longer. Below are just a few of the memorable plays that Polamalu treated us to over the course of 12 years and…


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Shamarko Thomas Time Has Arrived

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided to retire after 12 seasons, it’s likely that his torch will be passed on to third-year safety Shamarko Thomas. Thomas was, in essence, groomed personally by Polamalu and the two trained together out in California last offseason. The Syracuse product and…



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Kozora Chalk Talk Video: Steelers April Questions And Answers

Back with another episode of Chalk Talk and it’s a special edition as the readers chose the questions this week. In this extended episode, we answer 14 questions related to either the 2015 NFL Draft or the current Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Thank you for your responses throughout the week in…


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Steelers Smartly Planned Ahead For Bell’s Suspension By Signing Williams

The three-game suspension handed down by the league Thursday to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for violating substance abuse policy will ultimately result in veteran DeAngelo Williams opening the 2015 season as the starter. While Williams will receive more playing time early on in the season with Bell suspended,…


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Sean Spence Turned “Why Me” Into “Why Not Me”

Professionally speaking, there is no denying that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence has gone through a lot of turmoil in his young career. A former third-round draft pick, he suffered a devastating knee injury in the final preseason game of his rookie year. The torn ligaments were worrying enough,…


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Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Safety

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…


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New Harvard Studies Seek To Further Treatment Of Brain, Ligament Injury

As I wrote about yesterday, the National Football League Players Association has in recent years partnered with Harvard Medical School in a joint program called the Football Players Health Study at Harvard. The purpose of the program is the advance the knowledge about the injuries and conditions that professional football…