The Pessimist’s Take: Spare Change For Big Nickel

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 Hargrave Looking To Become Next NFL Great With South Carolina State Ties

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell, not well known for throwing out compliments, had a lot to say about the team’s third-round selection in defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. “Every week that I watched him on tape, he didn’t play down to the talent he played against,” said Mitchell immediately following…


Daniel McCullers To Switch Jersey Numbers

The #62 might have been more slimming for Daniel McCullers but he’s apparently turning in that jersey for one with a #93 on the front and back. Looking at the Steelers’ roster on the team website, the third-year nose tackle is now listed with that new number. Cam Thomas previously…


Steelers Announce 2016 Rookie Minicamp Participants

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold their annual rookie mini-camp this coming weekend and we now know all of the players who are scheduled to take part in it thanks to a Wednesday update on the team’s official website. According to the recent report, 54 players are currently scheduled to comprise…


Reynolds’ Steelers Spin: 2016 NFL Draft

There is no better hangover remedy for the 31 teams that fall short of a Super Bowl victory than the NFL Draft. In a flash, painful disappointments fade away and all teams cups’ overfloweth with bright hopes as they ride in on rainbow striped unicorns. In what has become as…


Bovada Super Bowl 51 Odds: Steelers Now Listed At 10/1

Now that the 2016 NFL Draft has taken place, online sportsbook Bovada has updated their future odds for Super Bowl 51 and they now have the Pittsburgh Steelers listed at 10/1 odds to win a seventh Lombardi Trophy. The New England Patriots are currently the favorites to win it all…


Steelers Salary Cap: Contract Details For QB Bruce Gradkowski

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a one-year contract on Monday and as expected, the deal is one that qualifies for the Minimum Salary Benefit, judging by the NFLPA’s updated salary cap report for the team. Gradkowski will have a base salary in 2016 of $885,000 and…


Youth, Injury Makes Jerald Hawkins A Difficult Evaluation

Of the seven draft picks, Jerald Hawkins may be the one getting the least fanfare. Such is life for an offensive linemen. But evaluating the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ fourth round pick is also the most difficult. Even with 37 starts in his tool belt, Hawkins left school as a redshirt junior,…


Ben Roethlisberger Learning To Transition From Miller To Green

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has only spent one season utilizing a primary tight end other than Heath Miller. Roethlisberger was the team’s first-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, becoming a starter by the third game of that season due to injury. Miller was selected in the first round…



Post-Draft Research: How The 2016 Class Matches Our Draft Criteria

Some of the most fun I had during the pre-draft process involved my several draft criteria studies, either looking internally by position, or league wide. From the internal look, some of the pre-draft visitors matched up with what we outlined. But did the picks themselves, the ones that matter, follow…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – NT Daniel McCullers – 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…


Gradkowski, Jones Likely Primed For Training Camp Competition

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers officially welcomed back quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who joins a quarterback group on the roster consisting of Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, and Reserve/Future player Dustin Vaughan. It is likely no coincidence that Gradkowski’s re-signing came after they failed to address the position during the 2016…


Bengals DT Andrew Billings Not About To Forget Who Passed Him Up

Much to the chagrin of many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers—perhaps especially those who follow our work at Steelers Depot—their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, were the team that ended up selecting defensive tackle Andrew Billings, one round after the Steelers selected Javon Hargrave in the third round, and one…