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Keith Butler ‘Encouraged’ By Bud Dupree’s Development

After registering 4 sacks and 26 total tackles during his rookie season, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree will be expected to improve immensely in his second year and that should happen be a result of a complete understanding of the defense. Last week, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked…


Antonio Brown Shares Steelers Minicamp Schedule On Twitter

If you have ever wondered what a daily mandatory minicamp schedule looks like for the Pittsburgh Steelers, you are now in luck as wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a picture of his Tuesday morning on Twitter. As you can see below, the players have a lot on their plates over…


Former Steelers S Will Allen Waiting For Any Team To Call

Very early in the offseason, before the start of the new league year in mid-March, we learned that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not plan to re-sign safety Will Allen, who started 15 games including the playoffs last season, missing three games due to injury. Later that month, Allen spoke about…


Joey Porter Wants Jarvis Jones To Block Outside Noise

We’re planning on writing a lot about Jarvis Jones over the next couple days. But if he listens to Joey Porter, he won’t see any of it. Speaking to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Porter suggested for Jones to ignore what us – the media – has to say. “For him, he…


Charting Steelers’ Third And Short Passing Last Season

Late last week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton made explicit a fairly obvious trend to anybody who had paid attention to the team’s offense last season, saying in an interview that “Ben [Roethlisberger] loves the deep ball obviously on third and short when the defense is least expecting [it]”,…


Film Room: Using Vertical Concepts To Open Up Le’Veon Bell

With the weapons the Pittsburgh Steelers have, there’s reason to take vertical shots. Even if it isn’t to the degree of Bruce Arians, Todd Haley’s offense is full of deep shots, even if it’s conventionally thought of as a horizontal attack. There’s a second element of what a vertical attack…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – QB Ben Roethlisberger – Stock Up

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…


Steelers’ Young D-Linemen Ready To Move Past Limited Spring Drills

Today marks the beginning of the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ spring workouts, as through Tuesday through Thursday will be held the team’s first mandatory portion of the offseason, the minicamp that precedes an extended period of down time before training camp opens, officially on July 29. The OTA and…


Surgery Today To Determine If Ravens’ Breshad Perriman Will Miss Season

The Baltimore Ravens drafted wide receiver Breshad Perriman in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the anticipation that they would get from him some much-needed immediate impactful play from the position. That never came to pass after a torn PCL, and its subsequent re-aggravation, landed him on…


The Pessimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

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…


Contract Details For Steelers CB Artie Burns

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their first round draft pick cornerback Artie Burns last week and I can now pass along the exact numbers for you courtesy of former NFL agent Joel Corry. As expected, the total amount of Burns’ four-year deal is $9,590,984 and that includes a $5,175,260 signing bonus. Additionally,…


TE Weslye Saunders Exploring Possible Comeback With Pittsburgh

Weslye Saunders. There’s a name from the past. The athletic, though slightly troubled, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end is indicating a return – ostensibly a tryout – with the team. Reader Frederik pointed this out to me per Saunders’ Facebook page. @Steelersdepot @Alex_Kozora pic.twitter.com/dBk5AaqklQ — Frederik Palle (@FrederikPalle) June 13,…


Steelers Waive TE Jay Rome From IR With Injury Settlement

Last week the Pittsburgh Steelers waived rookie undrafted free agent tight end Jay Rome injured and after clearing waivers he reverted to the team’s Reserve/Injured list. On Monday, Rome was waived from that list with an injury settlement, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report. According to NFL rules, teams…


Mike Munchak Considers Alan Faneca’s Presence At OTA’s An Asset

One of the highlights of the Pittsburgh Steelers recently concluded OTA practices was the presence of former guard Alan Faneca, as he served as a coaching intern the last several weeks for the team. Last week, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak talked to steelers.com about what it meant to…


Mike Vick Hoping To Play Football In 2016

Mike Vick wants to continue his football career in 2016. Just don’t expect it to be in Pittsburgh. “I would love to play this year, suit up for another run at it,”  Vick told NJ.com today. “I still feel like I could play and there is a lot left in…