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Bell’s Suspension Makes Early Snaps Mean Even More For Dri Archer

The league office recently handed down a three-game banishment for Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell, as those of you who follow this site regularly would no doubt already be aware of. You will also know that the three games were more than was widely anticipated, though not wholly…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 33

While the AFC North continues to stand down as the dust settles from the announcement of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s retirement, and later the less significant re-signing of free agent safety Will Allen, the relentless pace of the run up to the draft nevertheless has the division, as well…


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Out Goes Polamalu, In Comes Collins At 22?

With some NFL players, there exist certain pregame rituals, ones that can never be broken, no matter what. Some wear their lucky shirt or socks, which have yet to be washed. Some wear wrist tape with various sayings or Biblical verses scribbled on them in memorandum and tribute. Others listen…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Baltimore Ravens

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


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Will Allen Once Again Pittsburgh’s Safety Net

As has been previously reported, soon after the Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced that veteran safety Troy Polamalu is retiring, they quickly turned around and re-signed free agent safety Will Allen to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract. The fact that the Steelers re-signed Allen in and of itself is not a surprise,…


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Steelers Seeking Long-Term Stability For Offensive Line

Though it’s certainly no surprise, the Pittsburgh Steelers recently chose to pick up the fifth-year club option for right guard David DeCastro’s rookie contract, which ties him to the organization for at least the next two years through the 2016 season. The fifth-year option will pay him a salary of…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 32

Thursday night ended up being a fairly chaotic one in terms of impact around the AFC North with Troy Polamalu revealing that he has decided to retire, so in the chaos that followed, I failed to mention a couple of things that I will be getting to later on in…


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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’Veon 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…