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Making The Case For Marcus Peters At 22

He’s been hailed as the best cornerback prospect to come out since Patrick Peterson in 2011, and yet the debate rains on about Washington’s talented Marcus Peters. After the new coaching regime settled in, led by Chris Petersen, there surfaced reports of various disputes and altercations, even going as far…


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Report: Florida State CB P.J. Williams Arrested For DUI

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to draft a cornerback in the first few rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft and it appears as though one of the players they recently watched work out at his Pro Day has now run into some legal troubles. According to Ian Rapoport and Albert…


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Steelers 2015 Draft: Top 80 Big Board 7.0

Since the posting of the last Big Board, the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed outside linebacker James Harrison. The signing of Harrison was incredibly necessary as the Steelers were counting on returning Arthur Moats and the underwhelming Jarvis Jones to start with little depth behind them besides 2014 undrafted free agent…


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Kozora Chalk Talk Video: Antwon Blake Season in Review

Welcome back to another episode of Chalk Talk. From a reader request, we delve into reviewing Antwon Blake’s 2014 season, highlighting the best and worst we saw on tape. I make my final conclusion if he’s going to be an important piece defensively in the future. As always, tell me…


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Steelers Have Work To Do In Improving Run Defense

Over the course of the past four seasons, ever since their most recent appearance in the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has been on the decline, though it hasn’t always been represented in the base statistics. In 2014, for example, the Steelers actually finished with a top 10 rushing…


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Ryan Shazier Poised To Be Frontrunner For Starting Job

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin basically said that the starting jobs across about half of the defense can be deemed as legitimately up for grabs in training camp and the preseason this year. This is, of course, not exactly the norm for a team who won…


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Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Interior OL

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 24

As we slowly crawl our way closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, the league’s pre-draft rosters continue to take shape as teams continue to do their due diligence on potential draftees by attending Pro Day and holding workouts and visits for them. And that’s basically where we stood…


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Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake Present For Washington Pro Day

The University of Washington held their Pro Day on Thursday and according to Rob Rang of CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was present for the event. According to Rang, Lake was one of a few NFL coaches that put former Washington players Marcus Peters and Shaq…


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Double-Dipping At Cornerback Likely For Steelers

It has been a long time since the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft. We have to go back in time, the whole way to 1997, when they selected Chad Scott out of the University of Maryland with the 24th overall pick….


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Steelers Sign LB Shayon Green

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced earlier today that they added linebacker Shayon Green to their offseason roster. Green was a defensive end as well as a linebacker in college for Miami. The former Hurricane originally went undrafted last year. He had a verbal agreement to sign as a free agent with…


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Steelers Announce 2015 Offseason Program Dates

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have set the dates for their 2015 offseason program that includes the rookie minicamp, OTAs, and the mandatory minicamp. April 20 – Phase One – This is the strength and conditioning period of the offseason and it will run for two weeks. May 4-21 – Phase Two…


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2015 Villanova Pro Day Recap

If you heard me on yesterday’s The Terrible Podcast, I mentioned my trip to Villanova’s Pro Day. And now, my full notes from Monday’s workout. – The event was held at the YSC Sports Facility, about 20 minutes from the Villanova campus, and also where the Philadelphia Union practice. That…


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Steelers 2015 Salary Cap Update As Of April 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t likely to make many more significant free agent signings prior to the 2015 NFL Draft so now is a perfect time to update the team’s salary cap situation now that the calendar has flipped over to April. Currently, the team has 69 players under contract after…


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Clifton Geathers Offers Necessary Depth Along Defensive Line

The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday agreed to terms with another one of their free agents, this time with defensive lineman Clifton Geathers. Given that the team only signed him with four games left in the regular season as an injury replacement—and the fact that he was available to sign at that…