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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – CB Doran Grant – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…




The Optimist’s Take: Cameron Heyward Gets His Due

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Dolphins Sign DE Jason Jones

I guess we’re shaping up into an NFL roundup to kick off the weekend. The Miami Dolphins have signed DE Jason Jones, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. DE Jason Jones, former #Lions starter, is headed to Miami to sign with the #Dolphins, source said — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May…


Ravens Sign CB Jerraud Powers

Before the draft, Kevin Colbert stated the Pittsburgh Steelers could take a look at a veteran cornerback. If they still are, there’s one fewer name available. The Baltimore Ravens have signed Jerraud Powers to a one year contract. The move was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Free agent CB…


CB Montell Garner Impresses In Minicamp

Though no Hall of Fame speech has ever started with “rookie minicamp,” one cornerback made some noise over the initial three down weekend last week. Montell Garner was labeled as a player “to watch” by Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola, who was in attendance for two of the three days. The final…


Jerald Hawkins Feeling At Home In Pittsburgh

For a junior entering the NFL against the league’s advisement, you might get the impression Jerald Hawkins might regret his decision. But ask him about it and you won’t hear a twinge of that feeling. In face, he’s elated to call Pittsburgh home. “I feel at home, honestly,” Hawkins told…



Steelers Should Look Back Into Veteran DE Market As Well

Yesterday, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider exploring the residual free agency market at the cornerback position, now that the threshold has passed during which unsigned players—distinguished from free agents who were released—would influence the compensatory pick formula. As I pointed out, the future compensatory…


2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Georgia TE Jay Rome

A look at our 4th UDFA of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Georgia tight end Jay Rome. #87 Jay Rome/TE Georgia: 6’4/3 248 The Good – NFL looking frame, long with muscle – Effort blocker who gets his arms extended, does show the ability to stick with proper technique – Occasional moments…



College Production Again A Major Theme In Steelers’ 2016 Draft Class

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ approach seemed to feel just a bit different in some ways, and that was somewhat validated during the team’s post-draft press conference, when Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert frequently made references to ‘production’ in relation to the majority of…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Diamonds In The First-Year Rough

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…