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Bengals Bank On S Shawn Williams With 4-Year Extension

I wrote just recently, a short couple of days ago, about the Cincinnati Bengals and their safety tandem, now that veteran Reggie Nelson left in free agency and signed with the Raiders. Fifth-year safety George Iloka also hit free agency this year, but was retained on a five-year, $30 million…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cranking LB Up To 11

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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Steelers LB James Harrison Not Allowed To Record Recent Random PED Test

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has a beef with the NFL and a legitimate one at that. Harrison, who was issued another random PED test on Tuesday, was apparently not allowed to record the administering of the said test and he never received a good answer from the league as…


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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Signing David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed David Johnson to a one-year contract on Tuesday and that now means the former seventh-round draft pick out of Arkansas State should be able to make a legitimate run at a roster spot this summer. So, why did the Steelers wait so long to sign David…


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Pittsburgh Signs Former Steeler FB/TE David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t really getting the band back together, but they have re-signed a player who was part of the team’s Super Bowl run in 2010. The team announced the signing of FB/TE David Johnson. UDFA tight end David Reeves was released in a corresponding move. We have signed TE…


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Football Outsiders Project Steelers As Top AFC Team In 2016

If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers it’s hard not to be excited about the upcoming 2016 season as the team appears to be poised to make a serious run at obtaining a seventh Lombardi Trophy. While the Steelers failed to win the AFC North last season, several major…


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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Eliminated From DWTS Monday Night

Even though he had a ton of support from the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base, wide receiver Antonio Brown couldn’t avoid being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Monday night. Brown, along with Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris, was eliminated from the dancing reality show Monday night based on his performance on…


BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Wide receiver Chris Matthews #84 of the Baltimore Ravens fights for the ball with cornerback Ross Cockrell #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Chris Matthews;Ross Cockrell

Steelers Defense Continues Annual Personnel Turnover

While I think it can be pretty safely agreed upon that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense made significant, and perhaps sustainable strides last season, it is also obviously a unit that still has a long way to go particularly with respect to being able to better defend the pass. They are…


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Ravens To Be Investigated For CBA Violation During Recent Rookie Minicamp

The Baltimore Ravens recent rookie mini-camp might end up costing the team a future offseason practice as they reportedly violated the collective bargaining agreement recently by having their players wear pads. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Ravens’ coaching staff put their players in full pads during one of the team’s recent mini-camp…


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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – QB Bruce Gradkowski – Stock Even

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


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Steelers Draft Class Tasked To Bridge Special Teams Gap

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a lot of firepower for their special teams units during free agency this year. They lost five significant special teams contributors to signings by other teams, and you can add a sixth with the evident decision not to re-sign veteran Will Allen, who earned his keep…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

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…