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Parting With Lawrence Timmons Not Happening Any Time Soon

Whether or not you choose to believe reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are over the projected salary cap, there is no doubt that the team will need to make some additional cap room to accommodate predictable future expenses unaccounted for currently, such as the final two roster spots, the impending…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – T Alejandro Villanueva

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Reunion With Brice McCain Would Not Be Difference-Making Move

Two seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a very modest free agency move to address the depth at cornerback by signing veteran slot cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year, veteran-minimum qualifying contract. At the time, the former Texan was coming off what Houston considered a down season, in his fifth…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Good to be back for another weekly chat. You know the drill. Send in your questions in the comments or via Twitter and I’ll answer one from everyone. Lots of draft talk going around but free agency is looming and there is a ton of worthy discussion on the subject,…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis G Ramon Foster – Unrestricted

Player: Ramon Foster Position: Offensive Guard Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $2,150,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The 2015 season was not the first time that Steelers guard Ramon Foster was called upon to take a bigger role within the offensive line—in fact, he has served in…


Depth Becomes A Concern If Kelvin Beachum Walks

As best as we can tell still this far out from free agency and without a market yet established for free agent tackles, it really doesn’t seem all that likely that the Pittsburgh Steelers and left tackle Kelvin Beachum are able to work out a deal. Barring a surprisingly shallow…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Kevin Colbert Talks Draft Evaluations And Analytics

I don’t know that it will change anything. I don’t know that there will be any difference in the end results. Perhaps there won’t be anything different in that regard—and even if there were, we would probably not be able to tell. But there will be at least one thing…


Marcus Gilbert Agrees With Increased Value In Right Tackles

When you think of building an offense, there are usually two positions that come to mind. Getting a quarterback and getting a left tackle to protect him. But in today’s league, the importance between right and left tackle has blurred. Cleveland Browns’ right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, a fun Twitter follow,…



Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: T Kelvin Beachum – Unrestricted

Player: Kelvin Beachum Position: Offensive Tackle Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,553,474 2015 Season Breakdown: The 2015 season for Kelvin Beachum was a short one, and certainly one that did not go according to plan following an offseason during which he and the Steelers front…


Rob Blanchflower Undone By Health Concerns

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have addressed the tight end position in an overly significant way in quite a while—Matt Spaeth in 2007 has been the team’s most recent draft pick at the position in the first three rounds, and his re-signing has been the most significant free agency addition—the…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Ross Cockrell

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Matching Pittsburgh’s Snap Counts To Rest Of The NFL

A few weeks ago, we slogged through our defensive charting and came up with a ton of cool factoids about the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ll do similar today but use a league-wide approach and compare snap count totals to the Steelers in relation to the 31 other teams. Of course, we…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB William Gay – Unrestricted

Player: William Gay Position: Cornerback Experience: 9 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,666,668 2015 Season Breakdown: Believe it or not, but the 2015 season was actually just the second time in William Gay’s career that he entered the offseason process intended to be a member of the…