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Steelers Sign FB Sean McHugh To Three Year Contract

The Steelers signed FB Sean McHugh to a three year, $2.57 million contract on Friday. The Steelers had tendered $1.01 million for one year on Thursday to McHugh, but he opted for a longer contract instead of the tender. The signing bonus was reportedly $390,000. McHugh took over the starting job fullback from Carey Davis […]

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Steelers Contact Titans Free Agent CB/KR Chris Carr

The Steelers have been in contact with Titans free agent return man and cornerback Chris Carr. Carr has also been contacted by the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams about his services. The Titans were first in the NFL in kickoff returns in 2008 and Carr also played a role as a reserve […]

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Steelers Sign G Chris Kemoeatu To Five Year Contract

The Steelers re-signed guard Chris Kemoeatu to the roster on Friday to a contract worth $20 million over the next five years. It was widely reported that Kemoeatu was going to sign a contract with the New York Jets for roughly the same amount as the Jets reportedly offered a four-year deal for $16.8 million […]

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Free Agents Kemoeatu & Washington Already Getting Attention

Steelers free agent guard Chris Kemoeatu and wide receiver Nate Washington are already getting looks on the market by other teams. Kemoeatu reportedly has an offer on the table from the New York Jets to reunite with former Steeler guard Alan Faneca and Washington has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions.

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Steelers Release G Simmons And LB Humpal

The Steelers released former 2002 first round draft pick right guard Kendall Simmons and linebacker Mike Humpal on Thursday. Simmons tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth game of 2008 and was placed on injured reserve. Humpal, was a 2008 sixth-round draft pick and also was on injured reserve with a neck injury.

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Steelers Tender Contracts To Five Free Agents

On Thursday the Steelers tendered contracts to three of their restricted free agents. The tenders are offered to restricted free agent players to secure the rights for the Steelers to match any contract offers made by other NFL teams. Among those who received contract tenders were offensive tackle Willie Colon, cornerback Anthony Madison and tight […]

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Steelers Down To $7.4 million In Salary Cap Room

Adam Schefter of the NFL Network reports that the Steelers are down to $7.4 million in salary cap room after the recent tenders and roster movers. This is the fourth least in the league at this time. We will update our Steelers salary cap page with more info as it becomes available.

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Holmes Waives Right To Hearing On Marijuana Charge

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana charge stemming from his October traffic stop. Holmes didn\’t comment after his short appearance in Pittsburgh City Court. The decision now means Holmes must stand trial on the misdemeanor charge, or work out some kind of plea agreement […]

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Steelers Met With CB Carey & DT Hood At Combine

The Steelers reportedly met with Norfolk State cornerback Don Carey and Missouri defensive tackle Evander “Ziggy” Hood during the NFL combine. http://pit.scout.com/2/842485.html

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Holmes To Have Drug Hearing Today

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana charge resulting from his October traffic stop. Pittsburgh police said they found three marijuana-filled cigar blunts in Holmes\’ SUV when he was pulled over on Oct. 23. Police say they stopped Holmes because his vehicle matched the description of one […]

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NFL Expands Salary Cap To $127 million in 2009

The salary cap will be expanded to $127 million in 2009. NFL teams didn’t spend as much as they were supposed to under the collective bargaining agreement the past three years so teams were notified on Wednesday that the salary cap will increase over $4 million from $123 to $127 million for this coming year. […]

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Harrison And Steelers Still Not Close On New Contract

The Steelers and Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison remain far apart in negotiations, Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN.com on Wednesday. For the Steelers and Harrison, this is one of those times, as the two sides remain far apart in contract negotiations, Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, said. “We\’re talking and meeting pretty regularly, almost daily, […]

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Jeff Saturday Interested In Playing Guard For The Steelers

Three-time Pro Bowl Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday will likely becomes an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, and apparently wants to play for the Steelers. “I talked to Jeff after the Super Bowl, and he said if you can get me there, that would be beautiful,” said Pittsburgh-based agent Ralph Cindrich. “This […]

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Steelers Trying To Keep G Chris Kemoeatu

The Steelers are in talks to keep guard Chris Kemoeatu. They are negotiating with Kemoeatu, who finished his first season as the Steelers starting left guard in his fourth year in the league. Kemoeatu\’s agent, Ken Vierra, said he talked Friday with Steelers contract negotiator Omar Khan in Indianapolis during the combine and “I would […]

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Jeff Reed Pleads Guilty, Fined

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after police said he damaged a paper towel dispenser and harassed employees at a Sheetz convenience store early Sunday. Witnesses had told police that Reed went into the store bathroom and then became irate that there were no paper towels in the towel […]

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Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on tackle Max Starks on Thursday, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary for the 2009 season. The Steelers will now attempt to work out a long-term deal with Starks, who started 11 games last season at […]

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Kevin Colbert NFL Combine Media Session

Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert just wrapped up his meeting with the media at the 2009 NFL Combine. Below are some highlights of his press conference. On the Steelers finding the right guys to fit the system: “They have maintained a consistent philisophy of the type of player they want. You had […]

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Santonio Holmes Fined 10K For Post Touchdown Celebration

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been fined $10,000 for using the ball as a prop, a NFL league source said on Wednesday. Holmes impersonated LeBron James and tossed the football in the air the way the basketball player does chalk dust after scoring the game winning touchdown in Super Bowl 43. Holmes did not […]

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Center Alex Mack Will Not Participate At NFL Combine

University of California center Alex Mack sprained his ankle on Monday, and it will prevent him from participating in drills this week in Indianapolis at the 2009 NFL Combine. “While preparing for the combine on Monday with my trainer, I suffered a sprained ankle,” Mack said. “The injury isn’t serious, but unfortunately, it is going […]

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Polamalu and Ward Used New Vampire Blood Therapy

Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu have recently undergone a new procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy to help recover from injuries. The innovative injury uses a persons own blood to treat an injured area. read more here on this innovative blood injury treatment

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Former Steeler Donnie Shell Retires From Panthers

Donnie Shell, a member of the famed Pittsburgh Steelers\’ “Steel Curtain” defense in the 1970s and director of the Carolina Panthers\’ player development program for 15 years, announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday following a decorated career as a player and administrator. read more here on retirement of Donnie Shell [phpbay]Steelers […]

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Butler Heir Apparent To LeBeau At Defensive Coordinator

If ever there was writing on the wall, Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler will take over as defensive coordinator when Dick Lebeau retires. The Steelers granted Butler permission to talk to Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt about the vacant defensive coordinator position with the Cardinals. Butler evidently did not take the job and instead […]

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Steelers sign defensive end Jordan Reffett

The Steelers added depth to their offseason roster by signing first-year defensive end Jordan Reffett to the roster on Monday. Reffett is a graduate of the University of Washington and was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent last April. He was released in training camp and signed to the practice […]

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Jeff Reed Has Run In With Empty Paper Towel Holder

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after throwing a temper tantrum over an empty paper towel machine at at Sheetz convenience store in New Alexandria borough shortly before 3 a.m. Reed found that the paper towel holder in the bathroom was empty and started banging from inside the […]

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Steelers Re-Sign Practice Squad Players, Add WR Williams & FB Powdrell

The Steelers re-signed WR Dallas Baker, CB Roy Lewis, S Ryan Mundy, TE Dezmond Sherrod, RB Justin Vincent and LB Donovan Woods on Thursday. All six players spent part or all of the 2008 season on the Steelers practice squad. The Steelers also signed two additional players to their offseason roster. Those players were, WR […]

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Steelers Working On Contract Extension For James Harrison

The Steelers are currently negotiating a salary raise and contract extension for linebacker James Harrison, according to Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, with both sides having discussions as often as twice a day. “It\’s been a very open process, and it\’s going about the way you would expect,” Parise said. “So I think everything is moving […]

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