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Steelers’ Scouting Report: TE Paul Lang

A brief look at one of the most recent players on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster – tight end Paul Lang. #83, Paul Lang — TE/Michigan State/6’5”, 240 Lbs/Senior The Good -Ideal size and weight for tight end position -Good, strong hands as a receiver -Apt technique as a blocker, uses…


Jerald Hawkins And Demarcus Ayers Form Unlikely Friendship

Two wildly different paths. Two wildly different positions. Two wildly different schools. But now, Jerald Hawkins and Demarcus Ayers share a commonality. They’re a paid of rookies trying to make their mark in the league. So they’re sticking together. Jacob Klinger over at Penn Live has a nice feature piece…



NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…


Show Me Something, Daniel McCullers

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…



2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Quarterback

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Good news, everybody! The McLumina passed for inspection. I’m as shocked as anyone. I still live with the fear the car will just disintegrate at any moment But now I have a sticker to pretend that my car is as good as yours. To your Steelers’ questions! John Noh: Alex, what…


Steven Johnson’s Physicality A Good Match In Pittsburgh

He’s still not a household name but the odds seem high for Steven Johnson making the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Signed in late March, he’s part of a Kevin Colbert free agent class that almost never fails to make the roster. Only one player – Kevan Barlow – hasn’t made the…


Shamarko Thomas Benefiting From Running With First-Team Defense

Aside from the time that he missed during training camp after being sidelined with a shoulder injury following a tackle in practice, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas spent the entire offseason running with the first-team defense. And so far, that is where he has been yet again, running with the…


One Step To Take: Jarvis Jones

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….



Browns’ Training Camp To Have Different Feel Under New Regime

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin first came to the team in 2007, there was some discussion over whether or not he had worked his players too hard during his rookie season, which helped contribute to them wearing down and sustaining injuries late in the year. The following year,…


The Pessimist’s Take: Roster Prospects For Dustin Vaughan

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…