2016 Steelers Stock Watch – QB Landry Jones – Stock Down

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…


Browns Claiming Open Competition At QB After Drafting Cody Kessler

Before the draft process even started, the first thing that the Cleveland Browns has to resolve was to find a new head coach. Having done so with the hiring of Hue Jackson, the second task at hand was to address the quarterback situation. They ultimately did so by releasing Johnny…


Drafted As Returner, Ayers Not Limited To Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly let it be known to their first of two seventh-round draft picks as much as anybody else that if he is to make the 53-man roster this year, it will come through Damarcus Ayers earning a roster spot by becoming an asset as a return man….


The Optimist’s Take: Will Monday Next In Line At Punter

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…


Steelers Re-sign QB Bruce Gradkowski

After not drafting a quarterback over the weekend the Pittsburgh Steelers have opted to re-sign veteran Bruce Gradkowski, according to Alex Marvez. I'm reporting that @Steelers are re-signing QB @bgradkowski5 on Monday. He'll compete with Landry Jones at backup. @SiriusXMNFL @NFLonFOX — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) May 1, 2016 Gradkowski, who turned…


Video: Steelers WR Demarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday evening and while the team is defending his selection based on the fact he was their top-rated punt returner in this year’s class, it’s hard to ignore the production he had…


Steelers Add Two More For Rookie Minicamp Tryouts

Since the bulk of undrafted free agents were announced at the conclusion of yesterday’s draft, two more players have been invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie minicamp this week. They will participate on a tryout basis. They are Toledo corner Cheatham Norrils and Penn State running back Brandon Johnson. Norrils…



Steelers Danny Smith Thinks Demarcus Ayers Plays Faster Than His 40-Time

By now, you’ve probably already noticed that the Pittsburgh Steelers spent a seventh-round draft pick on a punt returner who just so happens to be able to play wide receiver. With that, you’ve also already probably noticed that the player in question, Demarcus Ayers, best 40-yard dash time of 4.66…


Kevin Colbert Says Steelers Never Considered Trading Out Of First Round

This was Kevin Colbert’s Draft Day moment. Clutching the piece of paper, wrinkled up, with these words scribbled down: Draft Artie Burns. No matter what.  Ok, maybe that didn’t happen. But according to him, the idea of moving out of the 25th spot was never worth the risk of losing out on him. “We…


Danny Smith Says Antonio Brown Didn’t Like Being Taken Off Punt Returns

In almost every respect, the addition of Jacoby Jones was a disaster. Not only was it counter-productive to the team, it turns out Antonio Brown was very unhappy over being replaced for punt return duties. The always-honest Danny Smith explained the story yesterday during his press conference to discuss 7th…


Around The North: Baltimore Ravens Day Three Recap

With eight picks on Day 3, General Manager Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens had their work cut out for them. Here’s how the board fell for them: 104. Tavon Young, CB, Temple Although undersized (5091, 183) and lacking in play strength, there’s no doubting Young’s abilities. The lead cornerback…



Last Year’s Trades Hurt This Year’s Draft Flexibility

When all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers came away from the 2016 NFL Draft having added seven players through their selections, but they didn’t come by them purely through their natural draft picks, and that proved to be a bit of a hindrance to them, a reflection on…


2016 AFC North Draft Wrap Up

The 2016 NFL Draft is now in the books, meaning that teams now have the vast bulk of the ingredients in place that will help them make their rosters come September. The narratives are beginning to unfold about how each team will begin to take shape, and how the divisions…