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Breaking: Browns Trade Out Of 2nd Pick With Eagles

Is this an NFL first? Serious question. The #1 and #2 picks have been traded in the same year. The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a deal that would allow Philly to move up to the #2 spot with the Browns kicking back to #8. Here are all…


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Recent Cap Relief Not Enough To Make It Into Regular Season

Although the release of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen hardly came as a surprise, the timing and manner of release did surprise some, including myself. In particular, I was surprised to see that he was not released with a post-June designation for a very simple reason, that being the fact that…



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2016 NFL Draft: WR True Heights

As we did for the cornerbacks yesterday, we’re looking at combine-invite wide receivers to determine their “true height,” adding up their height, arm length, and vertical. This is the third straight season we’ve conducted this. As we did with the corners, I made sure to look at Pro Day numbers…


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The Optimist’s Take: First-Round Risk Vs Reward

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…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Interior OL

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Improved Tackling Efficiency

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…


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Pro Football Focus Creates Steelers’ Draft Board

Pro Football Focus, who may not be your #1 fan, just put together the laborious task of a Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft board. In the first round, they circle three names as the best fits: West Virginia S Karl Joseph, Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland, and Michigan State OLB Shilique Calhoun. We’ve…



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2016 NFL Draft: CB True Heights

For the second year in a row, we’re breaking down the Combine-invite cornerbacks “true heights.” If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a way to help balance out the shorter players with great verticals and the taller ones without hops in an attempt to normalize how “big” a player…


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The Optimist’s Take: Improved Tackling Efficiency

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…


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Andy Dalton Back To Throwing Passes For Bengals

You might recall roughly the exact moment at which the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2015 season was drastically derailed, or at least rerouted. In fact, you should recall quite easily if you are a regular reader of this site, since it occurred during a key moment of the Bengals’ second matchup with…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…