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Steelers Draft WR Mike Wallace With 84th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted wide receiver Mike Wallace, from Mississippi with their second of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 84th overall and the 20th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Wallace is a 6\’0″, 199lb wide receiver. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Draft T Kraig Urbik With 79th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted tackle Kraig Urbik, from Wisconsin with their first of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft.  The pick was the 78th overall and the 15th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Urbik is a 6\’5″, 328 lb offensive lineman. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Day One 2009 Post Draft Press Conference Transcript

Kevin Colbert: Thank you guys for sticking around. The action in the second round got fast and furious. Quite honestly, we were entertaining trying to go up. Really, we didn’t want to vacate the premises. We are extremely excited and happy to get a young man like Evander “Ziggy” Hood. I think that is the […]

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Steelers Trade 2nd Round Pick To Broncos

The Steelers traded out of round two during the 2009 NFL draft, the Steelers traded the 64th pick overall to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos used the pick to draft North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn. The Steelers received the Broncos two 3rd round picks, which is the 15th and 20th pick of round 3 […]

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Steelers Sign Hines Ward To Contract Extension

The Steelers and Hines Ward have come to a contract agreement that his agent said today will be either for four or five years. The new contract reduces his salary this season and provides Ward with a signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the five years of the contract, saving the team the much-needed […]

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Steelers Sign Free Agent CB Keiwan Ratliff

In a surprising pre draft free agent move, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Colts free agent cornerback Keiwan Ratliff to a one-year contract on Friday. Ratliff reportedly visited the Steelers this past week and was interested in signing, but the Steelers were strapped salary cap wise. The signing of Ratliff takes some pressure off the Steelers […]

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Troy Polamalu To Share Madden NFL 10 Cover With Larry Fitzgerald

EA Sports announced on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will both be on the cover of the new Madden NFL 10, that is set to hit the store shelves on Friday, August 14. This is the first time in the 21-year history of the Madden NFL […]

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Former Steeler John Banaszak Hospitalized After Aneurysms

Robert Morris University assistant football coach and former Steeler defensive end John Banaszak, has been hospitalized and is in critical condition at Allegheny General Hospital after reportedly suffering multiple aneurysms. Banaszak is a 3 time Super Bowl Champion and was a starter for the Steelers in Super Bowls XIII & XIV. He later went on […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 23rd

The Tribune-Democrat beat writer Jim Wexell breaks down North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer breaks down the cornerback draft need of the Steelers. Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review takes a look at the defensive linemen the Steelers could select. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at the contributions […]

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Ike Taylor Restructures Contract

The NFLPA website is showing that Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has restructured his contract to free up some cap room. The new base salary in 2009 for Taylor is $2,640,000.00 versus the previous amount of $3,500,000.00. Taylor signed a five-year, $23.75 million contract that included a $6.4 million signing bonus and $1.25 million in performance […]

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Gary Russell Released Due To Marijuana Bust In Columbus?

Steel City Insider is reporting that recently released running back Gary Russell may not have been a salary cap dump after all. The site is reporting that a house in Columbus, Ohio where Russell was staying was part of a drug bust where marijuana was found. This is still a developing story and since then […]

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Steelers Monday Pre Draft OTA Press Conference

Head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert held their pre-draft press conference on Monday afternoon down on the South Side. Both addressed various topics including, the Roscoe Parrish rumors, the release of Gary Russell, the Max Starks contract, players in their final contract year, draft prospects and the possibilities of trading […]

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Steelers 2009 OTA Monday Injury Report

Long snapper Jared Retkofsky did not practice on Monday due to an injured right arm suffered in an off season motorcycle accident. Veteran long snapper Greg Warren snapped in practice today as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last season. Running back Rashard Mendenhall, punter Daniel Sepulveda and quarterback Charlie Batch all practiced as […]

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Colbert Says Russell Release Was Salary Cap Related

Steelers director of football operations, Kevin Colbert, said on Monday that recently jettisoned running back Gary Russell was released last week to free up space salary cap wise. The Steelers needed the salary cap room to re-sign free agent backup quarterback Charlie Batch. Russell has since signed with division rival Cincinnati Bengals.

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NFL Total Access State Of The Steelers Video

Video of Rich Eisen, Solomon Wilcots, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Charles Davis discussing the state of the Steelers on NFL Total Access. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]

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Eight Steeler Players Absent For First 2009 OTA

Eight Steeler players were absent from the first of fourteen organized team activities on Monday. OTA sessions are not mandatory, but are encouraged by the coaching staff. Of the eight players listed below, most are expected to attend the post draft mini camp on May 1st. Absent OTA Players WR Santonio Holmes S Troy Polamalu […]

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Steelers Interested In Trading For Bills WR Parrish?

The Buffalo Bills are trying desperately to deal wide receiver Roscoe Parrish by draft day and the Steelers very well could be the dance partner. The asking price is reportedly a fourth round pick, one the Steelers might have pegged as using on drafting a receiver. The Bills drafted Parrish in the second round of […]

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Steelers Bring In Final Three Draft Prospects On Friday

The Steelers brought in their final three draft prospects for visits on Friday in preparation for next weekend\’s draft. The Friday visitors were: cornerback Ellis Lankster of West Virginia, cornerback Mike Mickens of Cincinnati and wide receiver Louis Murphy of Florida. The Steelers have now reached the limit of 30 non local players allowed to […]

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Steelers Visit With Five More Draft Prospects On Wednesday

The Steelers hosted five more NFL draft prospects on wednesday. These prospects were Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith, Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas, San Jose State defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert, Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jason Cherry and Michigan State defensive end Brandon Long. The Steelers have now brought in a total of 25 players to visit […]

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2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule

PRESEASON Thursday, Aug. 13 vs. Cardinals 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Aug. 22 @ Redskins 7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) Saturday, Aug. 29 vs. Bills 7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) Thursday, Sept. 3 @ Panthers 8 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh) REGULAR SEASON Thursday, Sept. 10 vs. Titans 8:30 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Sept 20 @ Bears 4:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, […]

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Steelers Re-sign Backup Quarterback Charlie Batch

The Steelers re-signed free agent backup quarterback, Charlie Batch on Tuesday to a one year contract. The contract is reportedly for $895,000 that includes a $50,000 signing bonus. Batch is entering his 11th season in the NFL at the age of 34. Batch suffered a broken clavicle last pre-season and spent the entire year. Batch […]

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Steelers Host Five More NFL Draft Prospects On Tuesday

Five more NFL draft prospects are visiting the Steelers on Tuesday. Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis, Oregon center Max Unger, Clemson defensive tackle Dorell Scott, Stillman defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill and Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez are all on the South Side today to talk to coaches.

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Steelers Sign LB James Harrison To New Contract

The Steelers signed linebacker James Harrison to a new contract on Monday that is worth $51.175 million over the next six seasons. Harrison played his college ball at Kent State University and was the NFL\’s Defensive Player of the Year last season. He was going into the final year of his contract and scheduled to […]

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QB Byron Leftwich Signs Two Year Contract With Buccaneers

Steelers free-agent backup quarterback Byron Leftwich has agreed to a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers according to ESPN. The deal is for $7.5 million according to John Clayton. Leftwich will be scheduled to make $2 million in 2009. He will also have a $3.5 million roster bonus in 2010 that has to be […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday April 10th

The Steelers have offered a two year contract to quarterback Byron Leftwich, who spent yesterday visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and last week with the Washington Redskins. The Steelers are also said to be closing in on a contract extension with linebacker James Harrison and it could be finalized as early as Monday, according to […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 9th

Former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end, Jonathan Dekker, was acquitted yesterday on his charge of obstruction of justice in Jan. 24 incident. Free agent back up quarterback, Byron Leftwich, is close to signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike Wilkening of Pro football Weekly is claiming the Steelers are looking for versatile cornerback or wide receiver […]

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