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Preseason Steelers Vs Saints – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to kick off their third preseason game tonight against the Saints, this time on the road for the first time, in New Orleans, after taking two home losses at Heinz Field. But the prospects of some quality football should seem greater tonight, as several key…


Cooperation Reaches Desired End In James Harrison’ PED Saga

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate to get a number of things behind them yesterday. It started with the inevitable salary cap movement, restructuring the contract of Marcus Gilbert in order to free up some cap space that will be needed by the time the regular season rolls around. Also rivaling…


Browns Trade OLB Barkevious Mingo To Patriots For 5th-Round Pick

You may recall that I have written about the case of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo a couple of times over the course of this offseason, and how he was faring in the eyes of the new Cleveland Browns regime under new head coach Hue Jackson and the returning defensive coordinator…



Steelers 2016 53-Man Roster Unlikely To Include Any Undrafted Rookies

Will a rookie undrafted free agent make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53-man roster this year? With two preseason games remaining before the final roster cuts need to be made it certainly doesn’t appear as though one will. At the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft the Steelers signed 10 rookie…


Fowler: Green “Holding Out Hope” For Week One Return

It’s become impossible to predict Ladarius Green’s timetable to return or heck, what even the exact nature of his injury is. Small update on him today courtesy of ESPN beat writer Jeremy Fowler. Ladarius Green told me he's holding out hope for Wk 1 but acknowledges ankle rehab 'very… https://t.co/p7H09vYQVD…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Happy to be with you for our weekly chat. I learned something this week. No one in the film or TV industry should ever make sequels or spinoffs ever again. All the good ideas are done. The Walking Dead? Great show, even if it can occasionally be frustrating (looking at you,…



Listen: Talking Vince Williams’ New Contract On The Josh Taylor Show

Always excited to jump back on as a guest for The Josh Taylor show on TribLive Radio. Josh was kind enough to invite me on yesterday afternoon. We talked about Vince Williams’ new contract, what to watch for Friday against the New Orleans Saints, and ongoing position battles. You can listen to…


Why Tyler Matakevich Won’t Be Claimed By Any Team

We don’t know if Tyler Matakevich, 7th round rookie and red-headed darling of Steelers’ Nation, will be cut. He could make this team and his play has been, to take the Mike Tomlin term, “above the line.” But what if he is axed? For some, it’s an impossible thought. But the inside linebacker…




2016 South Side Questions: What Do Steelers Make Of CB Situation?

Training camp has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reverted back to taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Tomlin Offers High Praise For Golden

This time of the preseason serves as an opportunity to remind the players often forgotten about, the UDFAs, the long shots, the guys people call “camp bodies,” still have a chance to make the team and an impact in the league. For Mike Tomlin, there may be no better example…