TE Dennis Pitta Hoping To Return To Ravens After Almost 2 Years

The Baltimore Ravens released veteran tight end Todd Heap back in 2011 in a cost-cutting move, and hoped to replace what he brought to the field for a decade with a pair of young draftees in Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, whom they drafted in Heap’s final season with the…


The Pessimist’s Take: Drafting For Wide Receiver

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…


Patriots Part Ways Wednesday With Former First Round Draft Pick

The New England Patriots parted ways with one of their former first-round draft picks on Wednesday as defensive tackle Dominique Easley was waived. Easley, who had entered the NFL with health questions after suffering multiple ACL injuries at Florida, finished both of his first two seasons in the league on…


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La Canfora Sees Steelers Going Cornerback In First Round

Not that it means much of anything but Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports wrote on Wednesday that he can very much see the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a cornerback in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He writes: The Steelers are looking long and hard at corners and…


Lynn Swann Named USC’s Next Athletic Director

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann played his college football at USC and on Wednesday it was announced that he has been named the school’s next Athletic Director. OFFICIAL: Lynn Swann named USC's next Athletic Director. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/NU6n4AgYHi — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 13, 2016 Swann, who…


Sammie Coates Reflects On Draft Day

This year’s draft is a little more than two weeks away. All the work, years in college and the several months in pre-draft events, leading up to a tension-riddled three days of the draft. That’s the same experience Sammie Coates went through a year ago, and he shared his pre-draft…


Was Dri Archer The Steelers Worst Draft Pick Of The Last Five Years?

Was the selection of Kent State running back Dri Archer in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft the worst pick that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made dating back to 2011? Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com certainly seems to think so. The NFL Nation reporters were asked recently to assess…


Next Steelers’ Return Man Likely To Be On Offensive Side Of The Ball

Gary Russell. Felix Jones. Najeh Davenport. These are just a sampling of offensive players deemed “the guy” on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ return units under Mike Tomlin. It’s a common source of frustration for fans with middling return numbers and the failure to find an impact player who could stick for…


On Roethlisberger, Suspensions, And Deep Passing

It was part of his scouting report coming out of college that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a big arm. Given the fact that his size often finds him in a situation in which he is larger than those trying to tackle him, that would indeed stand to reason….


2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Akron LB Jatavis Brown

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


Duke S Jeremy Cash To Hold Personal Pro Day On Wednesday

Wednesday figures to be a pretty big day for Duke safety Jeremy Cash as the 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year will finally do a full workout for teams. Cash, who recorded 100-plus tackles for the third straight year in 2015, was unable to do much of anything at…


2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


The Optimist’s Take: Drafting For Wide Receiver

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…


Bengals Banking On Hits From Last Year’s OT Double Dip

The Cincinnati Bengals allowed a couple of starters to walk in free agency this offseason when perhaps they didn’t need to, but in the case of right tackle Andre Smith, a quality starter who only ended up signing just a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vikings, the Bengals had…


History, Options Suggest Likelihood Of Drafting QB

Over the course of general manager Kevin Colbert’s tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting in the year 2000, the team has drafted five quarterback not named Ben Roethlisberger. Over a 16-year span in which he has been a factor in making draft picks, that works out to about one mid-…