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Darrius Heyward-Bey Signing About Financial, Locker Room Value

Following the conclusion of the league’s annual Owners Meetings, the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly turned around and got to work, with the first order of business being to re-sign free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey, a former first-round draft pick, never came close to living up to the pedigree associated…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 17

Thursday marked the first day back to business as usual around the NFL as all of the league’s teams were returned their owners, president, head coaches, and general managers, who were in attendance at the annual Owners Meetings during the first half of the past week. So it shouldn’t be…


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Despite Rough Start, Tomlin Feels Arrow Is Pointing Up For Shazier

After selecting Ohio State linebacker/playmaker extraordinaire Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, many draft experts and fans alike were wondering the same thing – where does the team play him? After all, Pittsburgh was still struggling to get to the quarterback, and in his…


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Kozora Chalk Talk Video: NFL Draft Edge Rushers And CBs

In this week’s edition of Chalk Talk, we’ll go back to the draft with me giving some thoughts on players the other writers on the site have already written about. We’ll look at three prominent edge rushers: Clemson’s Vic Beasley, Florida’s Dante Fowler Jr., and Virginia’s Eli Harold. We’ll also…



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Steelers Throw Down Gauntlet For Jarvis Jones To Decide Fate

With the manner in which the Pittsburgh Steelers have handled their outside linebacker position during this offseason, they have, whether unintentionally or otherwise, turned the 2015 season into a pivotal one in terms of the future of Jarvis Jones, their former first-round draft pick from 2013. The Steelers had early…



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AFC North News Watch: Day 16

Yesterday saw the league’s annual Owners Meetings draw to a close, which means that all of the team owners, presidents, general managers, and head coaches who were in attendance began trickling back to their home bases last night. Consequently, that means that they will be getting back to their regular…


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2015 Season Looms Large For OLB Jarvis Jones

Back in the 2013 NFL Draft, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was pegged as a can’t-miss defender, leading the nation in sacks with 14.5 in 2012. His less than spectacular pro day, where he ran a 4.9 in the 40, caused his first round freefall into the laps of the Pittsburgh…




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Steelers’ “Goods” On Offense Could Translate Into Greatness

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not hold back yesterday when he set the bar for his team’s offensive production headed into the 2015 season, essentially saying that the sky is the limit. “My expectation is they’re capable of being the very best because we have the goods”, he…


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Steelers Hope Dri Archer Can Return To Return Duties

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers believed that they found an immediate upgrade for their too often sub-par kick return game when they drafted running back Dri Archer in the third round. Archer was an accomplished kick returner in college, returning four of the 18 kickoffs that he fielded over his…


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League Passes New Safety Rules, Including Injury Spotter

Yesterday, we wrote about the player culture that the NFL is trying to overcome as it pertains to the locker room view on head injuries, and has over the past few years seen it as in their best interests to take the decision of staying in the game out of…