Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 8:30 am
The Steelers broke camp this morning with a couple of roster moves as wide receiver Limas Sweed was waived injured and tight end Eugene Bright was waived off of the PUP list. To take their spots on the roster, the Steelers signed defensive backs Kevin Dockery and Macho Harris.
Sweed has had a litany of problems since being drafted by the Steelers in the second-round of the 2008 NFL draft and he could not stay healthy again this year in camp. Bright had been on the active PUP list since the start of camp as he was recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
Dockery is a cornerback that broke Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Sean Kennedy of The Daily Press is reporting that the Steelers have signed former Virginia Tech defensive back Macho Harris today. Harris was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was was waived by the Eagles on September 4th of last year and was signed by the Redskins on November 23rd of last year. He was waived on July 30, 2011 after just 3 games.
During his junior year at Virginia Tech, he was named a first team all-ACC selection. Harris has worked at both cornerback and safety during his short NFL career. There is no word of who was waived to make room for Harris Read more [...]
Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
The Steelers have officially signed free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery today after he agreed to terms late last week. To make room on the 90 man roster the Steelers waived defensive end Sunny Harris as injured. Harris injured his left foot late Friday night against the Redskins. Cotchery will wear jersey No. 82, at least for the rest of the preseason.
Steelers Digest is also reporting via Twitter that left guard Chris Kemoeatu was activated off of the active PUP list today and will practice. Kemoeatu arrived at training camp with knee swelling and had to slowly work with the training Read more [...]
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Adam Shefter is reporting via Twitter that the Steelers will sign free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery today to a a one-year contract. Cotchery was released by the Jets following the lockout and made a visit to Latrobe this past weekend. Cotchery left without a contract and visited with the Ravens just days ago. It was reported that the Ravens did not have serious interest in signing him however.
Cotchery passed his physical during his visit with the Steelers after he reportedly had a microdiscetomy about five months ago. During that surgery Cotchery had part of a herniated disc in his Read more [...]
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
The Steelers made one transaction today as it was announced that they have signed free agent wide receiver Kenneth Moore and released wide receiver Adam Mims. Moore will wear No. 18.
Moore was originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft after playing his college ball at Wake Forest. He spent much of the 2008 and 2009 season with the Panthers, but was waived prior to the start of the 2010 season. The Colts signed him in Oct. 2010 primarily as a kick returner, but he was waived soon afterwards for fumbling.
Mims was part of the first group of undrafted free agents Read more [...]
Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 8:31 am
The Steelers claimed defensive end Jarrett Crittenton off waivers from Seattle and released defensive end Ty Boyle according to a release by Steelers Digest this morning. Crittenton, a 6-foot-6 defensive lineman, had 30 tackles, including 10 1/2 for losses and four sacks at Middle Tennessee State. He was originally signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent and missed some time in camp due to a n unspecified injury. Boyle was released after a short stay in camp after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota.
Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley announced this morning via his Facebook page that he has just signed a new 6-year contract extension for $61.5 million. The deal includes $22.5 million in bonuses and he will be the second highest-paid Steeler of all time, behind only quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers have been working to sign Woodley to a long-term deal after giving him the franchise tag prior to the lockout starting. Woodley was scheduled to make a little over $10 million with that tag in 2011.
The six-year deal, will reportedly pay Woodley a total of $18.1 million in 2011 and $27 Read more [...]
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Now that the CBA has been ratified, the Steelers made several signings official and released several players for the needed roster spot. It was officially announced that cornerback William Gay, nose tackle Chris Hoke, running back Mewelde Moore and punter Daniel Sepulveda have all been re-signed to one-year deals as unrestricted free agents. Unrestricted tight end John Gilmore signed his one-year contract and long snapper Greg Warren, also an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year deal. It was officially announced that quarterback Dennis Dixon signed his one-year restricted free agent tender Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 am
The Steelers have added a free agent finally who was not one of their own as they have agreed to terms with tight end John Gilmore according to Gerry Dulac. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Gilmore is 31 years of age and has 52 receptions for 524 yards and five touchdowns during his nine-year career with the Bears and Buccaneers, where Gilmore has caught 31 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns over the last three seasons.
Gilmore will battle for the backup position behind Heath Miller, a spot held last year by Matt Spaeth, who signed with the Bears last week. The Steelers had Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 am
Another day and another Steelers unrestricted free agent is back in the fold as long snapper Greg Warren has agreed to terms this morning. Warren was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Warren has sustained a few serious knee injuries over the years, but continues to bounce back. The deal reportedly is for two years.
Warren makes the 9th unrestricted free agent the Steelers have signed this offseason. In total, they had 14 players that were labeled unrestricted, 2 players that were restricted. Both those players have signed their tenders as well now, so in total Read more [...]
Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 10:16 am
Kevin Colbert did not tell a lie as the Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent nose tackle Chris Hoke according to Mark Kaboly on Twitter. Hoke reportedly has passed his physical and has signed one-year deal. He will report to training camp tonight, but can't practice until Thursday according to the new labor agreement rules.
The move is not too surprising as the Steelers continue to attack their own free agents this offseason as several of the Steelers unrestricted free agents like William Gay, Daniel Sepulveda and Mewelde Moore have now agreed to return over the last few Read more [...]
Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Mark Kaboly reports via Twitter that unrestricted free agent running back Mewelde Moore has agreed to terms on a contract to return to Pittsburgh. The Steelers are dead set at re-signing their own free agents this year to help lessen the stress of relying on inexperienced rookies on the roster. No terms have been announced yet, but it would figure to be a one or two year deal.
Moore will likely resume his role as a the third down and change of pace back initially, but stands to have competition from 7th round draft pick Baron Batch, who is already turning heads in training camp. Last season Read more [...]
Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 11:36 am
Another day and another Steelers unrestricted free agent is back in the fold as Steelers Digest is reporting that the Steelers have agreed to terms with cornerback William Gay. Gay was unrestricted and will presumably be back to compete for the nickel corner job again this year. Gay was chosen by the Steelers with the 170th pick (5th round) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
The Steelers once again choose to re-sign their own free agent corners as Ike Taylor agreed to term last week as the Steelers slowly transition to youth in the secondary after they drafted cornerbacks Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen back Read more [...]
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Steelers Digest is reporting via Twitter that the Steelers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent punter Daniel Sepulveda pending a physical. No terms of the deal are known yet, but it comes as a bit of a surprise as it had been reported that Sepulveda would be visiting the Texans today and it looked as if they were prepared to let him walk.
Sepulveda was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and has suffered multiple right ACL injuries with the latest coming in a Sunday night 13-10 victory over Baltimore last season. Punter Jeremy Kapinos, who was signed Read more [...]
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am
A 21st undrafted free agent player was signed by the Steelers this morning as Northwestern defensive lineman Corbin Bryant was signed. The Steelers had some interest in Bryant prior to the draft as he reportedly was one of the 30 players they had in for a pre draft visit.
The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Bryant ran the 40-yard dash in 5.02 seconds at his Pro Day workout bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times as 28 NFL teams attended the workout. He also ran a 4.55 short shuttle, a 7.34 three-cone drill and turned in a 27 1/2 inch vertical leap and an 8 foot 6 broad jump.
Bryant recorded eight tackles for Read more [...]
Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm
All of the Steelers 2011 draft picks are now under contract as third-round draft pick Curtis Brown has now been signed. No numbers have been announced yet, but it is a four-year deal. The Steelers started the day with only Brown and first-round pick Cameron Heyward left to sign, but Heyward was signed earlier in the day.
Brown is a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Texas and should be on the field when the Steelers practice on Saturday.
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Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Steelers tackle Tony Hills has signed his restricted free agent tender today according to a tweet by Mark Kaboly. The one year restricted tender is believed to be around $1.2 million and it includes no bonus. Hills probably knows he is on the wrong side of the bubble and that he he needs to get back on the field as soon as possible to fight for a spot on the Steelers 53 man roster. He can't practice until Aug. 4th though because of rules in the new CBA.
Since being drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Hills has been a huge disappointment and has not shown very much Read more [...]
Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Another Steelers draft pick is signed, sealed and delivered today as first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward has agreed to terms on Friday. It is a 4-year deal with a club option on the 5th year I believe and Heyward was only a little late for the first day of on field work. He did manage to get some limited practice time in today during a rain shortened practice.
Heyward said he was sorry for being late and that he would make up for it. He is excited to be a part of the best defensive line in the NFL and learn from defensive line coach John Mitchell. He said playing for the Steelers was "life-long Read more [...]
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Just minutes after it was announced that tackle Willie Colon had re-signed with the Steelers, Ed Bouchette reported via Twitter that tackle Jonathan Scott has also been re-signed to the team. Scott was an unrestricted free agent after just one year in Pittsburgh. He was signed last offseason to a one year deal after a previous stint in Buffalo.
Scott had a rough start with the Steelers last year after taking over the left tackle spot when Max Starks was lost for the season with a neck injury. Scott slowly improved as time went on and finished the season on a high note. Scott looks to be a candidate Read more [...]
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Tackle Willie Colon is back as he has come to terms with the Steelers on a 5-year $29 million dollar contract this afternoon. You had a feeling it was going to happen after news broke last night that left tackle Max Starks was being released. Colon reportedly had some interest from other teams during the beginning of the free agency period, but decided to return to Pittsburgh.
Colon had stated all through the offseason that it was his desire to return, but said he knew that it was out of his hands. It is believed that Colon will be the starting right tackle, but that has not yet been confirmed Read more [...]