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Antwon Blake’s Special Teams Duties Curtailed In 2015

Over the course of the past six months or so, there have probably been about 50 or so heated discussions of varying temperature surrounding the ability, or lack thereof, of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake. Blake, the now four-year veteran slated to hit free agency after starting 18 games including…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Ryan Shazier

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…


Steve McLendon’s Value Cannot Be Pigeonholed To Nose Tackle

For Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon, snaps are starting to become increasingly harder to come by. For any nose tackle that might play for the Steelers, really, or most 3-4 teams these days. The Steelers have finally joined the modern era by primarily playing in their nickel package as…


Steelers’ Futures Report: QB Dustin Vaughan

With a look to the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of shaping their summer roster. They re-signed nearly everyone on their practice squad, sans Tyler Murphy, to future deals that can keep this players through camp. They also added several players from outside the organization, as is…



Safety Much Likelier Investment By Pittsburgh Than Corner

Ask a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan what position they’d like to see brought in during free agency, and they’re likely to respond with a cornerback. While that sounds nice, and to an extent understandable, if you look historically, it seems unlikely. Don’t fret. That doesn’t mean they’re automatically going to ignore…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB Brandon Boykin – Unrestricted

Player: Brandon Boykin Position: Cornerback Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,542,000 2015 Season Breakdown: This one certainly figures to draw its fair share of attention. The Steelers traded for Brandon Boykin in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick after learning that their rookie second-round cornerback,…


Steelers Unlikely To Join Mass League-Wide Player Releases

With yesterday being the first day of the 2016 offseason, we already saw teams around the league beginning fiscally and personnel-wise preparing for this year by parting ways with certain players whose value had become misaligned with their compensation. Several players were released yesterday, with salary cap implications in mind,…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – OLB Jarvis Jones

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…


Steelers Need Not Rush To Re-Sign Pending Free Agents

When it comes to free agency, as readers of the site are well aware, the Pittsburgh Steelers are very rarely active players in the open market. If they sign any outside free agents, it often comes in the form of a one-year veteran-minimum qualifying contract or two for a player…


Free Agent OLB Nick Perry Could Be An Affordable Depth Target For Steelers

Four weeks from tomorrow free agency will begin and while I don’t expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to be huge players when it comes to signing outside unrestricted free agents this offseason, I think we will see one or two inexpensiveness players added. When you consider that the Steelers biggest need this…


2016 Projected Franchise Tag Amounts And Early League-Wide Candidates

Now that the 2015-2016 season is officially over, the offseason will start moving very quickly into the new league year which is now one month away. Prior to the start of the new league year, however, NFL teams will need to designate any franchise or transition players starting on February…


DeAndre Houston-Carson Has Heart, Attitude To Succeed In NFL

Jimmy McGinty sure would like DeAndre Houston-Carson. If you’re familiar with The Replacements, a cheesy but hard-not-to-love 2000 film, you know what head coach McGinty said, his team needed trailing at halftime in the final game of the regular season. “You’ve got to have heart. Miles and miles of heart.” Heart…


Steelers’ Futures Report: S Ray Vinopal

With a look to the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of shaping their summer roster. They re-signed nearly everyone on their practice squad, sans Tyler Murphy, to future deals that can keep this players through camp. They also added several players from outside the organization, as is…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey – Unrestricted

Player: Darrius Heyward-Bey Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 7 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Darrius Heyward-Bey was a virtual non-factor offensively in his first season in Pittsburgh last season, catching just three passes for 33 yards, following one of which, he actually ended up…