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…


Around The North: Cleveland Browns Day Three Recap

Thanks to a high number of picks on day three of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns had a productive day selecting the foundation of their roster under new head coach Hue Jackson. Cleveland made an astounding nine picks on day three, kicking things off at No. 99 overall…


Around The North: Cincinnati Bengals Day Three Recap

Following a strong first two days of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals turned in another good day on day three in Chicago, coming up with some mid-round steals to go with some late developmental projects, rounding out a good draft for the reigning AFC North champions. After getting…


New Steelers OLB Travis Feeney Has Chip On Surgically Repaired Shoulder

The Pittsburgh Steelers added another defensive player during the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the selection of outside linebacker Travis Feeney and during his post-selection press conference, Steelers linebacker coach Joey Porter called him a smaller guy who is really fast and that he’ll add depth on…


2016 Steelers’ Draft Class Scouting Report: Temple ILB Tyler Matakevich

My breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh round pick, Tyler Matakevich. #8 Tyler Matakevich/ILB Temple: 6’0 238 The Good – Tough, physical, throwback kid – High IQ, processes info quickly, reads keys and reacts without any wasted time – Sound in his run fills, plays with proper technique, controls the…