Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have signed yet another one of their nine draft picks as wide receiver Markus Wheaton has also come to terms on his four year rookie deal.
Wheaton was drafted in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Oregon State where he registered 227 catches for 2,994 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns in 49 games played.
The terms of the rookie deal haven't been announced, but Wheaton's contract is expected to total out at about $2.85 million and include a a signing bonus of around $690,000. The four year base salaries that Wheaton will earn Read more [...]
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:15 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have inked another one of their nine draft picks as cornerback Terry Hawthorne has signed a four-year contract.
Hawthorne was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Steelers out of Illinois where he recorded six interceptions, 22 pass breakups and 162 total tackles in 44 games played.
The terms of the rookie deal haven't been announced, but Hawthorne's contract is expected to total out at about $2.35 million and include a a signing bonus of around $191,000. The four year base salaries that Hawthorne will earn will be Read more [...]
Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have another one of their nine draft picks under contract as sixth-round linebacker Vince Williams has now signed his rookie contract.
Williams, who was the second of the two players selected by the Steelers in the sixth-round, is out of Florida State and was the 206th overall pick in the draft . He played in 50 college games and made 26 starts in his final two seasons, and recorded 140 tackles, 13.5 TFLs and three sacks.
Financial terms of the four year deal have yet to be announced, but thanks to the slotting system, Williams' contract Read more [...]
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
A week ago we reported that former Michigan State nose tackle Anthony Rashad White reverted back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured reserve list following him clearing waivers after being waived injured on May 6. On Tuesday, White was waived from the injured reserve list which means that he is fully recovered from whatever injury he may have had.
White was signed as an undrafted free agent immediately following the 2013 NFL draft, but according to Bob Labriola of steelers.com, the 335 pound nose tackle showed up to the Steelers rookie camp extremely out of shape.
We have yet to find out exactly Read more [...]
Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 1:31 pm
On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Brian Hoyer just a little over two months after they tendered him at a second round level prior to the start of free agency.
Hoyer, who was with Pittsburgh Steelers last season for just a short period time while quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich recovered from their injuries, was claimed by the Cardinals following his waiving by the Steelers.
Hoyer saw action in two games with the Cardinals and it included him starting the final game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers. In those two games, the former Michigan Read more [...]
Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
The New Orleans Saints made several roster moves on Monday and it included them waiving offensive lineman Ryan Lee, who the Pittsburgh Steelers originally signed as an undrafted free agent last April.
Although Lee only played late in preseason games last year, he showed enough promise that the Steelers signed him to their practice squad to start the season. He remained on the practice squad until late November, but was ultimately waived and thus claimed by the Saints.
Lee ended the 2012 season on the Saints injured reserve list after undergoing hernia surgery.
With the Steelers still currently Read more [...]
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
On Monday, we passed along word to you that the Pittsburgh Steelers had waived undrafted free agent nose tackle Anthony Rashad White, but according to the official league transaction sheet put out daily by the league, the 6-1, 335-pound, White was waived injured.
White has since cleared waivers and has now reverted to the Steelers injured reserve list as a result. He does not count against the 90 man roster.
We don't know the exact nature of the injury suffered by White and his stay on the Steelers injured reserve list will likely depend on the seriousness of his injury.
The Steelers might Read more [...]
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 1:31 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a move to bolster their depth at the tackle position on Monday as it was announced that the team has come to terms with veteran free agent tackle Guy Whimper. In addition to Whimper, undrafted rookie free agent linebacker/safety Terence Garvin was also signed to the roster.
To make room for both Whimper and Garvin on the roster, the team released undrafted rookie center Ivory Wade and rookie defensive tackle Anthony Rashad White.
Whimper was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of East Carolina. He played for Read more [...]
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Tuesday when they signed veteran punter Brian Moorman to compete in training camp with second-year punter Drew Butler. To make room for Moorman on the 90 man roster, wide receiver Bert Reed was waived.
Moorman, who was with the Dallas Cowboys just last season, spent his first 12 years in the league with the Buffalo Bills. He has twice been named an All-Pro punter and has made two Pro-Bowl teams. The Bills also named him to the their 50th anniversary team.
In 2012, Moorman had an average of 44.6 yards on 56 punts with 22 of them going inside the Read more [...]
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling over the weekend and the contract details are as follows.
The former seventh-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals signed a one-year qualifying contract with the Steelers that includes a base salary of 715,000 and a $65,000 signing bonus. Being as it was a qualifying contract, the discounted cap hit for Stephens-Howling will be $620,000 in 2013.
The former Pittsburgh product figures to compete for a roster spot this season and will more than likely be a candidate to return kickoffs and play on special Read more [...]
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 12:32 am
According to the Youngstown State website, former Penguins tight end Will Shaw has agreed to an undrafted free agent tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers agreed to full contracts with 15 other undrafted free agents Saturday night as we previously reported.
Shaw, who measured in at his pro day at 6020 and 242-pounds, was voted second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2012 after catching 35 passes for 429 yards and five touchdowns in his first full season as a tight end. In 2011, Shaw caught eight passes for 200 yards and had four touchdowns. He orginally played safety Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 4:17 pm
According to several media reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling to a one-year deal on Friday.
Stephens-Howling visited with the Steelers earlier this month, but was not signed.
In his four seasons with the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh product rushed for 651 yards and five touchdowns on 182 carries. He also registered 534 more yards and three touchdowns on 56 receptions, and another 4,067 yards and three touchdowns on 163 kickoff returns.
The signing of Stephens-Howling is merely a depth move, in my opinion, and has absolutely Read more [...]
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
According to the official daily transaction release issued Thursday by the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has signed his $1.323 million restricted tender offer and is now under contract for the 2013 season.
The deadline for restricted free agents to receive offer sheets from other teams is Friday.
Redman, who was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Bowie State, rushed for 410 yards and 2 touchdowns last season on 110 carries. He also caught 19 passes for 244 yards in addition.
Redman and fellow running back Jonathan Dwyer, who signed Read more [...]
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 1:55 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers nipped the situation with nose tackle Steve McLendon in the bud on Thursday as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that McLendon signed a three-year deal with a max value of $7.25 million that included $1.675 million guaranteed and $5 million in the first two years of the deal.
McLendon, a restricted free agent, was tendered at right of first refusal level in the amount of $1.323 million prior to the start of free agency. He also reportedly visited with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, but hadn't signed an offer sheet yet.
Had the Packers inked McLendon to Read more [...]
Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 1:13 pm
As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed tight end Matt Spaeth to a contract on Monday.
The deal is for two years, but the numbers are not out yet. It is hard to imagine that Spaeth received a signing bonus of more than $1 million. I would guess that it is somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000 and possibly even less. This would put the 2013 cap number for Spaeth at around $1 million or just slightly higher. We shall see when the numbers get posted.
Based on it being a two-year deal, I think the Steelers have already penciled in Spaeth as being on the 53 man roster this year. Read more [...]
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported on Friday that former Chicago Bears tight end Matt Spaeth might land back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN is now reporting that Spaeth has indeed signed back with the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2007 draft.
Spaeth played his first four seasons in the league with the Steelers where he registered 36 catches for 275 yards and 5 touchdowns. He left via free agency in 2011 to sign with the Bears where he registered 13 catches for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns in two seasons.
The Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 5:40 pm
According to the Wednesday official league transaction release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed unrestricted free agent long snapper Greg Warren. The contract is believed to be for one-year and for the veteran minimum, but no details are available at this time.
Warren signed a two-year contract prior to the start of the 2011 season and he has been with the Steelers ever since he was signed as an undrafted free agent back in 2005. He has played in every game over the course of the last three seasons after suffering knee injuries during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Warren had some rare Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am
The long awaited deed is finally done as it is now being reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released guard Willie Colon with a post June 1st designation.
Colon was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra University and originally played right tackle until he was moved to left guard last off-season.
Colon was a picture of health for his first four seasons with the Steelers, but once the injury bug bit, it did not let go. Colon tore his Achilles prior to the 2010 season and it landed him on injured reserve for the year. The Steelers Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 9:52 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers added another quarterback to their roster on Wednesday as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that Bruce Gradkowski has agreed to a three-year deal.
Gradkowski, a Seton-La Salle High School graduate, had been the backup quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals the last two seasons and will now likely back up Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
The signing of Gradkowski now means that there is a chance that both Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich might not return next year depending on what happens in the draft. If one of the two were to return to be the number three Read more [...]
Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 10:18 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer is not taking any chances in free agency as the former sixth-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech has already signed his $1.323 million one-year restricted tender given to him over the weekend, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter.
Dwyer was one of four soon-to-be restricted free agents that were issued tenders, with running back Isaac Redman, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and nose tackle Steve McLendon being the other three.
Normally restricted free agents will wait a few Read more [...]